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Jose Saramago (1922 – 2010)


Portuguese novelist, poet, playwright and journalist.
Jose Saramago
[...] the skin is only what we want others to see of us, underneath it not even we know who we are, [...]
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Doesn't anybody understand that killing in the name of God only makes Him a murderer?
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Time is a master of ceremonies who always ends up putting us in our rightful place, we advance, stop and retreat according to his orders, our mistake lies in imagination that we can catch him out.




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No, there are three people in a marriage, there's the woman, there's the man, and there's what I call the third person, the most important, the person who is composed of the man and woman together.
Saramago Jose
God, the devil, good, evil, it's all in our heads, not in Heaven or Hell, which we also invented. We do not realize that, having invented God, we immediately became His slaves.
Jose Saramago quotes
To me, the Bible is a book. Important, no doubt, but a book.
Jose Saramago
The only time we can talk about death is while we’re alive, not afterwards.
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After all, we are always on time, behind time, in time, but never out of time, no matter how often we are told that we are.
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The bread was dry and hard, only a scraping of butter was left, he was out of milk, all he had was some rather mediocre coffee, as we know, a man who had never found a woman who would love him enough to agree to join him in this hovel, such a man, apart from rare exceptions which have no place in this story, will never be more than a poor devil, it's odd that we always say poor devil and never poor god, [...]
Saramago Jose
[...], old photographs are very deceiving, they give us the illusion that we are alive in them, and it's not true, the person we are looking at no longer exists, and if that person could see us, he or she would not recognise him or herself in us, Who's that looking at me so sadly, he or she would say.
Jose Saramago
The emptiness of old age had caused him to forget that, in matters of feeling and of the heart, too much is always better than too little.




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Remembering the river of blood and suffering that would flow from his side and flood the entire earth, he called out to the open sky where God could be seen smiling, Men, forgive Him, for He knows not what He has done.
Jose Saramago
The day before is what we bring to the day we're actually living through, life is a matter of carrying along all those days-before just as someone might carry stones, and when we can no longer cope with the load, the work is done.
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Deep down, the problem is not a God that does not exist, but the religion that proclaims Him. I denounce religions, all religions, as harmful to Humankind. These are harsh words, but one must say them.
Saramago Jose
Now we live in the empire of oil and money - the rest is disguise.
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From literature to ecology, from the escape velocity of galaxies to the greenhouse effect, from garbage disposal methods to traffic jams, everything is discussed in our world. But the democratic system, as if it were a given fact, untouchable by nature until the end of time, we don't discuss that.
Jose Saramago
There is relationship between sight and touch, something about eyes being able to see through the fingers touching the clay, about fingers being able to feel what the eyes are seeing without the fingers actually touching it.
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(a picture of)a naked woman, although she was covering her pubis with her right hand and her breasts with her left._ _ _ _ covering yourself up like that is worse than showing everything,
Jose Saramago
[T]here are times when it is best to be content with what one has, so as not to lose everything.
Saramago Jose
No life is without its lies.


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