October 24, 2010


From the 18th century 20th-century man seems to have inherited only his dryness of soul, and from the 19th century only his rhetoric.

Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección, p. 341


  1. The original Spanish is:

    Del XVIII el hombre del XX parece haber heredado sólo la sequedad del alma, y del XIX sólo la retórica.

  2. The phrase sequedad del alma appears to come from the writing of spiritual advisers who use this term to describe those periods when the Christian finds it difficult to pray.