Days [ ) Circumstances | Machado de Assis, 1883



“The best thing to do is to loosen my grip on my pen and let it go wandering
about until it finds an entrance. There must be one – everything depends
on the circumstances, a rule applicable as much to literary style as to life.
Each word tugs another one along, one idea another, and that is how books,
governments and revolutions are made – some even say that is how
Nature created her species.”

 Machado de Assis, Those Cousins from Sapucaia, 1883

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