Why are people named after flowers and not fruits? There is nobody named Strawberry [Fresa] or Raspberry [Frambuesa] or Apricot [Albaricoque], which are lovelier than Lily [Liria].
What is falling in love, anyway? Letting go of disgust, of fear, letting go of everything.
Flying fish remind me of butterflies in flight.
What is magical about the sea is that living deep inside it no one can speak.
—The Promise, by Silvina Ocampo, pg. 32