Fernando Pessoa Quotes

Fernando Pessoa Quotes: I never cared about whatever tragic event happened in China. It's faraway decoration, even if in blood and plague.
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Fernando Pessoa Quote: Action men are the unvoluntary slaves of wise men.
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Quotes about Fernando Pessoa: Our problem isn't that we're individualists. It's that our individualism is static rather than dynamic. We value what we think rather than what we do. We forget that we haven't done, or been, what we thought; that the first function of life is action, just as the first property of things is motion.
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Quote about Fernando Pessoa: I suffer from life and from other people. I can't look at reality face to face. Even the sun discourages and depresses me. Only at night and all alone, withdrawn, forgotten and lost, with no connection to anything real or useful
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Fernando Pessoa Sayings: My hapless peers with their lofty dreams--how I envy and despise them! I'm with the others, the even more hapless, who have no-one but themselves to whom they can tell their dreams and show what would be verses if they wrote them. I'm with those poor slobs who have no books to show, who have no literature beside their own soul, and who are suffocating to death due to the fact that they exist without having taken that mysterious, transcendental exam that makes one eligible to live.
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Fernando Pessoa Saying: Give to each emotion a personality, to each state of mind a soul.
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Sayings about Fernando Pessoa: Why is art beautiful? Because it's useless. Why is life ugly? Because it's all ends and purposes and intentions.
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Saying about Fernando Pessoa: Wise is he who enjoys the show offered by the world.
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Fernando Pessoa Quotes: I have at this moment so many fundamental thoughts, so many truly metaphysical things to say, that I suddenly get tired and decide not to write any more, not to think any more, but to allow the fever of speaking to make me sleepy, and with my eyes closed, like a cat, I play with everything I could have said.
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Fernando Pessoa Quote: All that I've lived I've forgotten, as if I'd vaguely heard it. All that I'll be reminds me of nothing, as if I'd lived and forgotten it.
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Quotes about Fernando Pessoa: I've never done anything but dream. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. My only real concern has been my inner life.
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Quote about Fernando Pessoa: Attention to detail and a perfectionist instinct, far from stimulating action, are character qualities that lead to renunciation. Better to dream than to be.
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Fernando Pessoa Sayings: If, on thinking this, I look up to see if reality can quench my thirst, I see inexpressive facades, inexpressive faces, inexpressive gestures. Stones, bodies, ideas - all dead. All movements are one great standstill. Nothing means anything to me, not because it's unfamiliar but because I don't know what it is. The world has slipped away. And in the bottom of my soul - as the only reality of this moment - there's an intense and invisible grief, a sadness like the sound of someone crying in a dark room.
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Fernando Pessoa Saying: What is a disease is wishing with an equal intensity what is needed and what is desirable, and suffer for not being perfect as you would suffer for not having bread. The romantic error is this wanting the moon as if there was a way to get it.
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Sayings about Fernando Pessoa: Civilization consists in giving something an unfitting name, then dream about the result. And indeed the false name and the real dream create a new reality. The object really becomes another, because we turned it into another one. We manufacture realities.
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Saying about Fernando Pessoa: Every man who deserves to be famous knows it is not worth the trouble.
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Fernando Pessoa Quotes: All I've ever done is dream. That, and only that, has been the meaning of my existence. The only thing I've ever really cared about is my inner life. My greatest griefs faded to nothing the moment I opened the window onto my inner self and lost myself in watching. I never tried to be anything other than a dreamer. I never paid any attention to people who told me to go out and live. I belonged always to whatever was far from me and to whatever I could never be. Anything that was not mine, however base, always seemed to be full of poetry. The only thing I ever loved was pure nothingness.
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Fernando Pessoa Quote: I don't write in Portuguese. I write myself.
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