Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Jessica Zafra

For a while, being in the middle of my diary-ripping obsession, you are going to find a lot of posts that have been born out of my pre-ripping discoveries. (Or re-discoveries, to be precise.) One nice thing about having a bad memory is getting to experiencing all the old stuff as if for the first time. It's a bit like being celibate for ages, and then the next time you do it, you feel like a virgin again. So they say. I'm not speaking for myself, of course, I must have read this somewhere.

But talking about reading - and back to the diaries - I found some quotes by Jessica Zafra in a 1997 one. My friend Maripaz introduced me to Jessica (not personally, alas). The Internet had newly arrived in our office, and so many happy hours were spent reading this funny, sharp woman - Jessica not Maripaz - although I must point out that Maripaz wrote well too and I do miss the regular letters with all the office gossip she - Maripaz not Jessica - used to send me after I left FP7. Here are a few beauties by Jessica that I jotted down in my diary:

There are people who believe that without censorship there will be fornicating in the streets. Those who cannot deal with their own foul desires usually accuse other people of having them; this, boys and girls, is what is known as projection.
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Denying the existence of ugliness will not make it go away. Hypocrisy is also obscene.
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Greasy food might not be good for your body, but it does wonders for your soul.
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Life is good. You should get one.

5 comments:

SloganMurugan said...

They rock! :)

jiygmw

priya said...

very very wise woman, this jessica.
now this maripaz sounds like marzipan.
so you have garlik, marzipan, what else?

askios007 said...

Hmmm. Young lady, you are obsessed with food!
:o)

askios007 said...

Now I know why you want to eat my poor innocent budgerigars ..

Helènic Glauc said...

I like it, very much:
"There are people who believe that without censorship there will be fornicating in the streets. Those who cannot deal with their own foul desires usually accuse other people of having them; this, boys and girls, is what is known as projection."
It is one thing I've often thought.
I invite you to read a new translation of a Catalan article that I wrote and published in a catalan Newspaper about one question tied with these words.
I hope you like. It is at the top of may Blog: "When nudeness doesn't mean sex"