“Ma se fosse facile lasciarti andare, lo farei all’istante senza pensarci troppo. E’ che quando penso al tuo sorriso mi tornano alla mente tante cose, troppe cose. Non ho mai incontrato nessuno che abbracciasse bene come te, lo giuro. Perchè quando mi abbracci tutto si sistema, il mondo gira per il verso giusto. Perchè quando mi abbracci, non mi ricordo nemmeno più come mi chiamo.”—
“Quando avevo diciassette anni lessi una frase che diceva “Se vivi ogni giorno come se fosse l’ultimo, uno di questi giorni avrai ragione”. Mi fece abbastanza effetto, e da allora, negli scorsi 33 anni, ogni mattina mi sono guardato allo specchio chiedendomi “Se oggi fosse l’ultimo giorno della mia vita, vorrei fare quel che sto per fare oggi?”. Nel caso la risposta fosse “No” per troppi giorni di seguito, sapevo che dovevo cambiare qualcosa.”—Steve Jobs
Interview with Fernando Torres before the World Cup.
Interviewer:Did you pack a computer in your suitcase?
Torres:Yes, I use it to watch movies, series and keep up to date with my emails. The web site I visit the most is Wikipedia and I always use Skype to talk with my loved ones.
Interviewer:Movies or TV series?
Torres:I’ve stolen all the series I have from Xabi Alonso, who has an assortment. I’ve had time to watch so many that I’ve finished with Lost and Prison Break, and I’ve started Californication, Boston Legal, and The O.C. My favorite ones are those two that I finished, but I didn’t like their endings.
Interviewer:Your favorite movie and actors.
Torres:I’ve been watching more series as of late but one of the movies that has marked me is Life is Beautiful.
Interviewer:What kind of music do you listen to?
Torres:Right now I’m listening to Oasis a lot, which I haven’t done in a while, and also above all else Elvis. Doctor Cota is a huge fan of Elvis and he made me interested in his music. I’ve looked for information on him, I read information about his career and it’s very interesting. It’s impressive.
Interviewer:A song that has marked you.
Torres:A lot, but if I have to say one, I’d say “Wonderwall” by Oasis.
Interviewer:Do you play videogames?
Torres:Yes, I play football games. I didn’t enter the competition that we have in the camp because it was closed already. The slots were taken rapidly (laughs).
Interviewer:What book are you reading in South Africa?
Torres:The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
Interviewer:What is your best virtue?
Torres:I don’t know what to say about myself, I don’t know myself (laughs). People say my humility but I believe we’re all humble in our own way. I try to stay close to my family and friends.
Interviewer:success hasn’t changed you, that’s a virtue.
Torres:For a footballer, it’s important to differentiate between your professional and personal lives, they’re independent things and you shouldn’t let good or bad things affect you because the person should always stay the same no matter how much or how little success you have.
Interviewer:And your worst characteristic that you would like to change?
Torres:I have to learn to listen and I’m very absentminded. I forget a lot of things, and I’m horrible at remembering faces and names. When I meet people, I don’t even remember later on that I met them. And then I don’t greet them later on simply because I forgot, not for anything else.
Interviewer:and your shyness?
That’s not a bad characteristic, it’s good in some ways, but in other ways I see it more as a good part of my personality.
Interviewer:A vice that you confess to.
Torres:I love all types of candy.
Interviewer:Do you have any superstitions?
Torres:No, practically none.
Interviewer:What do you hate most in this world?
Torres:Envy and people who think they know everything. I don’t like it when people talk about what something they don’t know. You have to talk about what you know, and nothing else
Interviewer:What would you be the best in the world at?
Torres:In forgetting things.
Interviewer:The best advice you’ve received.
Torres:That I should know that without my teammates, I’d be no one. Rafa Benítez told me that.
Interviewer:Your favorite food.
Torres:Any type of seafood and the quail that my wife’s grandmother makes
“Io al massimo potevo offrirti un mazzo di fiori. Quelli non te li sei presi, ma il resto hai voluto tutto, la mia pelle, il mio sangue, il mio mondo distrutto.”—Nesli\Capricorno. (via volevostareconte)