Citati iz knjige „The Black Hand“ autora Chris Blatchford

is the result of a continued harboring of groveling thoughts. Man is made or unmade by himself.”
For she is more precious than rubies and all the things that you desire cannot compare with her.
by Rene “Boxer” Enriquez
ON MARCH 22, 2002, I DEFECTED FROM THE MEXICAN MAFIA. AT THE time, I knew it would be a life-altering decision, but I didn’t have a clue as to how much. Now I’m housed at an undisclosed location nearly a thousand miles away from my old haunt at Pelican Bay State Prison, and my life seems so removed from the man I used to be—Boxer from the Mexican Mafia.

Today I’m just Rene Enriquez. I’m no longer a Mafioso or a figurehead for a crew of murderous, drug-dealing gangsters, but just a regular Joe clawing my way out of a dark, evil abyss and back into the grasp of humanity.

The transition has been a difficult challenge for me, as if I were Superman turning back into Clark Kent forever. But each day that passes I feel a little bit closer to becoming a normal person.
I’m no longer a Mafioso or a figurehead for a crew of murderous, drug-dealing gangsters, but just a regular Joe clawing my way out of a dark, evil abyss and back into the grasp of humanity.
Man Is Made or Unmade by Himself

True

Those people don’t realize they are blessed just to be in traffic, even to drive an old beat-up car,” said Rene. “I don’t think they realize that, take the moment in, and say this is a beautiful day. Each day is another chance to accomplish something positive, just to embrace life.”
Mictlantehutli, the lord of death; Huitzilopochtli, the god of war; and the sun god Tonatiuh
I feel liberated from that. So in a sense, I am free. I feel good about myself. It’s okay to be weak. My weakness is my strength.”
“I don’t think they realize that, take the moment in, and say this is a beautiful day. Each day is another chance to accomplish something positive, just to embrace life.”
‘My pop is dying. I don’t want my pop to die.’
dead and buried—that is the only solution for them.”
Rene Enriquez had realized there had to be more to life than wasting it.
Allen wrote: “A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with God-like thoughts. An ignoble and bestial character, by the same process,
As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
interest in me, believed in me, and gave me another opportunity for redemption
The stunned victim was still standing, rubbing his side and feeling his body, searching for the signs of blood oozing from a fresh wound or two. There were none. Then he held up his Bible and noticed two slash marks across the cover. In his panic, he had inadvertently used the Lord’s Book to shield himself from the devilish knife blows.
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