Don’t Forget The Happiness Part – Farewell 2016

Quotes from my writing 2016


So long as we are dying, we all return to the thing that kills us. Because that’s where we’re truly happy.

The Shadows Of Paradise


But then again, only people under siege could know the meaning of happiness!

White Clouds Of Mourning


When the Fernet Branca came, she looked him in the eye, which she noticed was sullen and red, and said: “so long as you have your Fernet Branca and me, you’ll always be happy.”

Opium Of The People – Published on Rambutan Literary



“I know I know I can see that.” He smiled honestly tapping my shoulder. “But what can we do?” He pointed to himself, his smile suddenly disappearing. “How can you ever tell people to stop spending the money they’ve waited so long to have?”

Siesta – Published on The Missing Slate





Favourite quotes from 2016



“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald


“After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.”

― Oscar Wilde


“War and drink are the two things man is never too poor to buy.”

― William Faulkner


“There was a kindliness about intoxication – there was that indescribable gloss and glamour it gave, like the memories of ephemeral and faded evenings.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald


“This frozen daiquiri, so well beaten as it is, looks like the sea where the wave falls away from the bow of a ship when she is doing thirty knots.”

—Ernest Hemingway


“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.”

― Anthony Bourdain


“Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or writing. The only worthwhile miracle in the New Testament—the transmutation of water into wine during the wedding at Cana—is a tribute to the persistence of Hellenism in an otherwise austere Judaea.”

― Christopher Hitchens



My top blogs 2016


Must Do Things in Madrid


Blood in the Sand


Madrid, Salsa and Tacos


Hardcore Writers no. 3 Ways of Escape – Graham Greene


Destinations Made Sacred by Literature


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