About Adriana Gómez

Atheist, anarchocapitalist and crazy cat lady. Bender Bending Rodriguez die hard fan and zombie lover.

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  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    “So you aren’t American?” asked Shadow. “Nobody’s American,” said Wednesday. “Not originally. That’s my point.”
    Note: Who's American?
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    It is a fine fiction, he continued, pausing for a moment to dip his pen in the inkwell and collect his thoughts, that America was founded by pilgrims, seeking the freedom to believe as they wished, that they came to the Americas, spread and bred and filled the empty land. In truth, the American colonies were as much a dumping ground as an escape, a forgetting place. In the days where you could be hanged in London from Tyburn’s triple-crowned tree for the theft of twelve pennies, the Americas became a symbol of clemency, of a second chance. But the conditions of transportation were such that,...
    Note: American history
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    “Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.”
    Note: Gods die. Neil Gaiman, American Gods
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    “You never learn how to write a novel,” he told me. “You only learn to write the novel you’re on.”
    Note: Gene Wolfe le dijo a Neil Gaiman
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    Hopelessly, and with no clear plan now, Arthur and Fenchurch pushed forward through the crowd, but since the whole crowd was also trying to push forward through the crowd, this got them nowhere.
    Note: I love this writing style
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they’ve voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.” “You mean they actually vote for the lizards?” “Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.” “But,” said Arthur, going for the big one again, “why?” “Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in.
    Note: Pretty much any democracy
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”
    Note: Santos tambien es una lagartija?
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    “I come in peace,” it said, adding after a long moment of further grinding, “take me to your Lizard.”
    Note: Cuando lleguen los extraterrestres a Inglaterra
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    “Can you tell us what that means?” “I’m not altogether sure. Let’s be straight here. If we find something we can’t understand we like to call it something you can’t understand, or indeed pronounce. I mean if we just let you go around calling him a Rain God, then that suggests that you know something we don’t, and I’m afraid we couldn’t have that. “No, first we have to call it something which says it’s ours, not yours, then we set about finding some way of proving it’s not what you said it is, but something we say it is.
  • Adriana shared from a Personal Document
    a scientist must also be absolutely like a child. If he sees a thing, he must say that he sees it, whether it was what he thought he was going to see or not. See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting.
    Note: A scientist