Tuesday, April 28, 2009

those who say yes and those who say no

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Frankly, I'm convinced that the great divide between people is between those who say yes and those who say no, I'm well aware before you remind me that there are rich and poor, weak and strong, but that isn't the point, blessed are those who say no, for theirs should be the kingdom of the earth, Why did you say should be, The conditional was intentional, the kingdom of the earth belongs to those who have the wit to put a no at the service of a yes, having been the perpetrators of a no, they rapidly erase it to restore a yes.

- Jose Saramago, The History of the Siege of Lisbon, 1986

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i've always thought the 'kingdom of the earth' belongs to the person who dies with the most toys. those who visited the most places before they die will be the happiest. and the rest are just dead. :)

Angeli said...

"visited the most places.." places like? :)

Amelia said...

yesterday I finished watching the movie Yes Man starred by Jim Carrey. The story was about saying yes to all propositions because it will bring positive things to his life but the moral of the story was all about knowing when to say YES and when to use NO...it was a reality. it's like the balance of good and evil...

Anonymous said...

i'd like to visit batanes before it becomes a tourists destination. :)

 
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