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Jose Saramago quotes: As my cat would say, all hours are good for sleeping. As my cat would say, all hours are good for sleeping.
Jose Saramago quotes: Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer. Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer.
Jose Saramago quotes: Men are angels born without wings, nothing could be nicer than to be born without wings and to make them grow. Men are angels born without wings, nothing could be nicer than to be born without wings and to make them grow.
Jose Saramago quotes: We know that it is the search that gives meaning to any find and that one often has to travel a long way in order to arrive at what is We know that it is the search that gives meaning to any find and that one often has to travel a long way in order to arrive at what is near.
Jose Saramago quotes: Fear can cause blindness, said the girl with dark glasses, Never a truer word, that could not be truer, Fear can cause blindness, said the girl with dark glasses, Never a truer word, that could not be truer,
Jose Saramago quotes: I am not a prophet. I am not a prophet.
Jose Saramago quotes: When I am occupied with a work that requires continuity - a novel, for example - I write every day. When I am occupied with a work that requires continuity - a novel, for example - I write every day.
Jose Saramago quotes: The best way of killing a rose is to force it open when it is still only the promise of a bud. The best way of killing a rose is to force it open when it is still only the promise of a bud.
Jose Saramago quotes: As so often happens, the thing left undone tires you most of all, you only feel rested when it has been accomplished. As so often happens, the thing left undone tires you most of all, you only feel rested when it has been accomplished.
Jose Saramago quotes: Writer's make national literature, while translators make universal literature. Writer's make national literature, while translators make universal literature.
Jose Saramago quotes: his career had just taken a great leap forward, he was going to pee in his chief's toilet. his career had just taken a great leap forward, he was going to pee in his chief's toilet.
Jose Saramago quotes: The order that wants the dead where they should be among the dead, and the living among the living The order that wants the dead where they should be among the dead, and the living among the living
Jose Saramago quotes: That we're going to die is something we know from the moment we are born, That's why, in some ways, it's as if we were born dead. That we're going to die is something we know from the moment we are born, That's why, in some ways, it's as if we were born dead.
Jose Saramago quotes: I believe that I've been asked all possible questions. I, myself, if I were a journalist, would not know what to ask me. I believe that I've been asked all possible questions. I, myself, if I were a journalist, would not know what to ask me.
Jose Saramago quotes: News is nothing but words, and you can never really tell if words are news. News is nothing but words, and you can never really tell if words are news.
Jose Saramago quotes: Everything goes back to its beginnings, everything returns to chaos. Now, Everything goes back to its beginnings, everything returns to chaos. Now,
Jose Saramago quotes: Earthenware is like people, it needs to be well treated. Earthenware is like people, it needs to be well treated.
Jose Saramago quotes: The objectivity of the narrator is a modern invention, we need only reflect that our Lord God didn't want it in his book. The objectivity of the narrator is a modern invention, we need only reflect that our Lord God didn't want it in his book.
Jose Saramago quotes: Fear can cause blindness ... we were already blind the moment we turned blind, fear struck us blind, fear will keep us blind Fear can cause blindness ... we were already blind the moment we turned blind, fear struck us blind, fear will keep us blind
Jose Saramago quotes: your God is the only warden of a prison where the only prisoner is your God. your God is the only warden of a prison where the only prisoner is your God.
Jose Saramago quotes: There is nothing in this world that belongs to us in an absolute sense, There is nothing in this world that belongs to us in an absolute sense,
Jose Saramago quotes: No, I've never been to Galicia, Galicia is the land of others No, I've never been to Galicia, Galicia is the land of others
Jose Saramago quotes: The republic was no longer a novelty, and here people only appreciate novelties. The republic was no longer a novelty, and here people only appreciate novelties.
Jose Saramago quotes: None of them has a capital P branded on his forehead, None of them has a capital P branded on his forehead,
Jose Saramago quotes: From Spain expect only cold winds and cold wives.'" "Ah, so you don't think they get on, then? From Spain expect only cold winds and cold wives.'" "Ah, so you don't think they get on, then?
Jose Saramago quotes: Images don't see, You're wrong, images see with the eyes of those who see them, Images don't see, You're wrong, images see with the eyes of those who see them,
Jose Saramago quotes: Our god, the creator of heaven and earth, is completely mad Our god, the creator of heaven and earth, is completely mad
Jose Saramago quotes: I write to try to understand, and because I have nothing better to do. I write to try to understand, and because I have nothing better to do.
Jose Saramago quotes: That night the blind man dreamt that he was blind. That night the blind man dreamt that he was blind.
Jose Saramago quotes: The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others. The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others.
Jose Saramago quotes: Everyone wants to save Man, but no one wants to know about men. Everyone wants to save Man, but no one wants to know about men.
Jose Saramago quotes: I know nothing about God, except that His pleasure is as terrifying as His displeasure. I know nothing about God, except that His pleasure is as terrifying as His displeasure.
Jose Saramago quotes: The fairest and most radically human, coming here to declare that, ultimately, God does not deserve to see. The fairest and most radically human, coming here to declare that, ultimately, God does not deserve to see.
Jose Saramago quotes: A stomach accustomed to hunger is satisfied with very little. A stomach accustomed to hunger is satisfied with very little.
Jose Saramago quotes: We all know that each day that dawns is the first for some and will be the last for others, and that for most people it will be just another We all know that each day that dawns is the first for some and will be the last for others, and that for most people it will be just another day.
Jose Saramago quotes: I am a better novelist than a poet, playwright, or essayist. I am a better novelist than a poet, playwright, or essayist.
Jose Saramago quotes: Buying that mask of Beethoven was an impossible dream. Buying that mask of Beethoven was an impossible dream.
Jose Saramago quotes: Reading is probably another way of being in a place. Reading is probably another way of being in a place.
Jose Saramago quotes: Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered
Jose Saramago quotes: Perhaps only in a world of the blind will things be what they truly are. Perhaps only in a world of the blind will things be what they truly are.
Jose Saramago quotes: Ah, in every age there is always some new wonder to astound mankind until they grow accustomed to it and lose interest. Ah, in every age there is always some new wonder to astound mankind until they grow accustomed to it and lose interest.
Jose Saramago quotes: Blind people do not need a name, I am my voice, nothing else matters. Blind people do not need a name, I am my voice, nothing else matters.
Jose Saramago quotes: Switch on the light, she said, I want to know if this is real. Switch on the light, she said, I want to know if this is real.
Jose Saramago quotes: I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize. I work with the same regularity, I have not modified my habits, I have the same friends. I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize. I work with the same regularity, I have not modified my habits, I have the same friends.
Jose Saramago quotes: Whether we like it or not, the one justification for the existence of all religions is death, they need death as much as we need bread to eat. Whether we like it or not, the one justification for the existence of all religions is death, they need death as much as we need bread to eat.
Jose Saramago quotes: Everything in this world can volunteer some reply, what takes up time is posing the questions. Everything in this world can volunteer some reply, what takes up time is posing the questions.
Jose Saramago quotes: Are dreams perhaps the soul's memories of the body, Are dreams perhaps the soul's memories of the body,
Jose Saramago quotes: That's how life should be, when one person loses heart, the other must have heart and courage enough for both. That's how life should be, when one person loses heart, the other must have heart and courage enough for both.
Jose Saramago quotes: We are marching against the law of the jungle that the United States and its acolytes old and new want to impose on the world ... We are marching against the law of the jungle that the United States and its acolytes old and new want to impose on the world ...
Jose Saramago quotes: Here are times when it is best to be content with what one has, so as not to lose everything. Here are times when it is best to be content with what one has, so as not to lose everything.
Jose Saramago quotes: Men are all the same, they think that because they came out of the belly of a woman they know all there is to know about women. Men are all the same, they think that because they came out of the belly of a woman they know all there is to know about women.
Jose Saramago quotes: A human being is a being who is constantly 'under construction,' but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction. A human being is a being who is constantly 'under construction,' but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction.
Jose Saramago quotes: The amber light came on. The amber light came on.
Jose Saramago quotes: Chaos is order yet undeciphered. Chaos is order yet undeciphered.
Jose Saramago quotes: Creating is always so much more stimulating than destroying. Creating is always so much more stimulating than destroying.
Jose Saramago quotes: Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts
Jose Saramago quotes: Forgive me if what has seemed little to you, to me is all. Forgive me if what has seemed little to you, to me is all.
Jose Saramago quotes: The U.S. needs to control the Middle East, the gateway to Asia. It already has military installations in Uzbekistan. The U.S. needs to control the Middle East, the gateway to Asia. It already has military installations in Uzbekistan.
Jose Saramago quotes: the only thing that lasts a whole lifetime is life itself, everything else is inevitably precarious, unstable, transient the only thing that lasts a whole lifetime is life itself, everything else is inevitably precarious, unstable, transient
Jose Saramago quotes: We never consider that the things dogs know about us are things of which we have not the faintest notion. We never consider that the things dogs know about us are things of which we have not the faintest notion.
Jose Saramago quotes: how often fears come to sour our life and prove, in the end, to have no foundation, no reason to exist how often fears come to sour our life and prove, in the end, to have no foundation, no reason to exist
Jose Saramago quotes: Everyone has to speak of what they know, and what they do not know they should ask, Everyone has to speak of what they know, and what they do not know they should ask,
Jose Saramago quotes: Everything that will happen will happen ... and if you don't get to see it.. It will be because we didn't live long enough Everything that will happen will happen ... and if you don't get to see it.. It will be because we didn't live long enough
Jose Saramago quotes: There are such moments in life, when, in order for heaven to open, it is necessary for a door to close. There are such moments in life, when, in order for heaven to open, it is necessary for a door to close.
Jose Saramago quotes: In matters of feeling and of the heart, too much is always better than too little. In matters of feeling and of the heart, too much is always better than too little.
Jose Saramago quotes: They had their past to remember, the present to live in and the future to fear. They had their past to remember, the present to live in and the future to fear.
Jose Saramago quotes: The instant is gone, time has carried us into the realm of memory, it was like this, no, it was not, and everything becomes what we choose to invent. The instant is gone, time has carried us into the realm of memory, it was like this, no, it was not, and everything becomes what we choose to invent.
Jose Saramago quotes: I don't quite grasp your meaning.Just as I don't quite understand what I am saying. But back to the point ... .
I don't quite grasp your meaning.
Just as I don't quite understand what I am saying. But back to the point ... .
Jose Saramago quotes: Will we ever learn that certain things can be understood only if we take the trouble to trace them to their origins. Will we ever learn that certain things can be understood only if we take the trouble to trace them to their origins.
Jose Saramago quotes: Each part in itself constitutes the whole to which it belongs. Each part in itself constitutes the whole to which it belongs.
Jose Saramago quotes: You have no idea what it is like to watch two blind people fighting. Fighting has always been, more or less, a form of blindness. You have no idea what it is like to watch two blind people fighting. Fighting has always been, more or less, a form of blindness.
Jose Saramago quotes: The problem is that the right doesn't need any ideas to govern, but the left can't govern without ideas. The problem is that the right doesn't need any ideas to govern, but the left can't govern without ideas.
Jose Saramago quotes: Keep what is of no use at the moment, and later you will find what you need. Keep what is of no use at the moment, and later you will find what you need.
Jose Saramago quotes: Hard experience of life has shown us that, generally speaking, it is inadvisable to trust too much in human nature. Hard experience of life has shown us that, generally speaking, it is inadvisable to trust too much in human nature.
Jose Saramago quotes: Americans have discovered fear. Americans have discovered fear.
Jose Saramago quotes: What the day brings is one thing, what we ourselves contribute to the day is quite another What the day brings is one thing, what we ourselves contribute to the day is quite another
Jose Saramago quotes: We can escape from everything, but not from ourselves. We can escape from everything, but not from ourselves.
Jose Saramago quotes: A tree weeps when cut down, a dog howls when beaten, but a man matures when offended. A tree weeps when cut down, a dog howls when beaten, but a man matures when offended.
Jose Saramago quotes: ...everything that is not literature is life. ...everything that is not literature is life.
Jose Saramago quotes: It is not only the voice of blood that needs no eyes, love, which people say is blind, also has a voice of its own. It is not only the voice of blood that needs no eyes, love, which people say is blind, also has a voice of its own.
Jose Saramago quotes: The only time we can talk about death is while we're alive, not afterwards. The only time we can talk about death is while we're alive, not afterwards.
Jose Saramago quotes: Just like everything else in life, let time take its course and it will find a solution. Just like everything else in life, let time take its course and it will find a solution.
Jose Saramago quotes: A journey never ends. Only the travellers end. A journey never ends. Only the travellers end.
Jose Saramago quotes: Pommel of his saddle and his helmet with a nose-piece, arms which might well prevent him from reaching any conclusions based on humanitarian logic, Pommel of his saddle and his helmet with a nose-piece, arms which might well prevent him from reaching any conclusions based on humanitarian logic,
Jose Saramago quotes: There are plenty of reasons not to put up with the world as it is. There are plenty of reasons not to put up with the world as it is.
Jose Saramago quotes: I still have the strength to carry the bread I eat, What always weighs more is the bread of the others, I still have the strength to carry the bread I eat, What always weighs more is the bread of the others,
Jose Saramago quotes: Few things in life hurt as much as the awareness that one has betrayed the ideas of one's youth. Few things in life hurt as much as the awareness that one has betrayed the ideas of one's youth.