“I would like to finish off by remembering a certainty we often forget: Life is the best caricaturist. Life turns us into caricatures of ourselves. You have, we all have, the obligation to make the best caricature possible, to camouflage what we don’t like and exalt what we like best. You’ll understand that I’m not just talking about physical attributes, but of the mysterious trace life leaves on our features, the moral landscape, if you will—that’s the only thing to call it—that moral landscape that gets drawn on our face as life goes by, as we go along making mistakes or getting things right, as we wound others or strive not to, as we lie or deceive or persist, sometimes at the cost of great sacrifices in the ever difficult task of telling the truth.”


  • Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

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