sihir kata-kata

Havel dan Kafka,

Hari ini, 44 tahun silam, ia tewas. Lalu, cerita pembunuhan, pergaulan dengan sejumlah perempuan, dan hal-hal lain dari dirinya tak kunjung tuntas dikupas.

Lalu, soal lontaran kata-katanya. Yang paling masyhur, bahkan kadung menjadi klise, niscaya kalimat ini: And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

Iseng-iseng, aku mencari kutipan lain dari dia, John F. Kennedy. Ternyata, cukup berlimpah yang bertaji. Aku petik lima di antaranya:

  • Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.
  • Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
  • Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
  • I’m an idealist without illusions.
  • Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
Advertisements
sihir kata-kata

One thought on “sihir kata-kata

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s