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Жозе Сарамаго

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Jose Saramago

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Фотография Жозе Сарамаго (photo Jose Saramago)
   

День рождения: 16.11.1922 года
Возраст: 87 лет
Место рождения: поселок Азиньязи, Португалия
Дата смерти: 18.06.2010 года
Место смерти: о. Лансароте, Португалия

Quotes of Jose Saramago

Португальский писатель и поэт, драматург и переводчик, лауреат Нобелевской премии по литературе.

  • ⋅The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅Americans have discovered fear. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are. /Jose Saramago
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  • ⋅I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects of the North American cultural world. These are well known to all. But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous effects of the industrial and commercial process of 'cultural lamination' that the USA is perpetrating on the planet. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅Society has to change, but the political powers we have at the moment are not enough to effect this change. The whole democratic system would have to be rethought. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅I am traveling less in order to be able to write more. I select my travel destinations according to their degree of usefulness to my work. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being? /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅It is economic power that determines political power, and governments become the political functionaries of economic power. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅I always ask two questions: How many countries have military bases in the United States? And in how many countries does the United States not have military bases? /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved - it's the citizen who changes things. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅It is difficult to understand these people who democratically take part in elections and a referendum, but are then incapable of democratically accepting the will of the people. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅Human vocabulary is still not capable, and probably never will be, of knowing, recognizing, and communicating everything that can be humanly experienced and felt. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅The wisest man I ever knew in my whole life could not read or write. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅I think we are blind. Blind people who can see, but do not see. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅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
  • ⋅In the end we discover the only condition for living is to die. /Jose Saramago
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  • ⋅The world is governed by institutions that are not democratic - the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅Americans have discovered the fragility of life, that ominous fragility that the rest of the world either already experienced or is experiencing now with terrible intensity. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅There are times when it is best to be content with what one has, so as not to lose everything. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅Society has to change, but the political powers we have at the moment are not enough to effect this change. The whole democratic system would have to be rethought. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅I can't imagine myself outside any kind of social or political involvement. /Jose Saramago
  • ⋅Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties. /Jose Saramago




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