• It may be that true happiness lies in the conviction that one has irremediably lost happiness. Then we can begin to move through life without hope or fear, capable of finally enjoying all the small pleasures, which are the most lasting.

    Arturo Torres-Rioseco, Félix Pita Rodríguez, Lino Novás Calvo, Horacio Quiroga, Francisco Ayala (1967). “Short stories of Latin America”