When no one is crossing a bridge, I wonder, does the bridge think at all?
(Sait Faik Abasıyanık, The Bridge)
“Nostalgia for places is just a mirage. All nostalgia is nostalgia for one vanished time, and for one vanished ‘me’ in it”
(Vladan Desnica, Springs of Ivan Galeb, 1957 )
“We live in the borderland between two worlds, on the border between two nations, within everyone’s reach, always someone’s scapegoat. Against us the waves of history break, as if against a cliff”
(Meša Selimović, Death and the dervish, 1966)