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Maria-Louisa Bombal

  • How pleasant it is to be ignorant! Not to know exactly who Mozart was, to ignore his origin, his influence, the details of his technique! To just let him lead one by the hand ...

    • Maria-Louisa Bombal,
    • "The Tree," in Zoila Nelken and Rosalie Torres-Rioseco, eds., Short Stories of Latin America ()
  • 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.

    • Maria-Louisa Bombal,
    • "The Tree," in Zoila Nelken and Rosalie Torres-Rioseco, eds., Short Stories of Latin America ()

Maria-Louisa Bombal, Chilean novelist

(1910 - 1980)