About Adriana Gómez

Crazy cat lady. An ewok far away from Endor.

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  • Adriana shared from The Silent Girls by Eric Rickstad
    This was the trouble with lying: it bred paranoia.
  • Adriana shared from The Silent Girls by Eric Rickstad
    He’d always wondered why people in rural areas, when interviewed after appalling violence, said, “This isn’t supposed to happen here.” As if violence had forgotten to keep itself within some prescribed geographic boundary.
    Note: Violence
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    “All right,” said Susan. “I’m not stupid. You’re saying humans need…fantasies to make life bearable.” REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE RISING APE. “Tooth fairies? Hogfathers? Little—” YES. AS PRACTICE. YOU HAVE TO START OUT LEARNING TO BELIEVE THE LITTLE LIES. “So we can believe the big ones?” YES. JUSTICE. MERCY. DUTY. THAT SORT OF THING.
    Note: Why humans need fantasy
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    “I really should talk to him, sir. He’s had a near-death experience!” “We all have. It’s called ‘living,’” said the Archchancellor shortly. ========== Book 20 - Hogfather (Terry Pratchett)
    Note: Near death experience
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    Medium Dave was a thief and a murderer and therefore had a highly developed moral sense. He preferred not to steal from poor people, and not only because they never had anything worth stealing. If it was necessary to hurt anyone, he tried to leave wounds that would heal. And when in the course of his activities he had to kill people, then he made some effort to see that they did not suffer much or at least made as few noises as possible.
    Note: From Hogfather. Terry Pratchett