Juan Ram�n Jim�nez

27 Dec 1881 // 29 May 1958

One must speak in such a way that although someone else, or many others, or an infinite number of people have said it before, it seems as though you said it first.

The Complete Perfectionist



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."