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“Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts”
José Saramago
“If I'm sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?”
José Saramago, Blindness
“Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.”
José Saramago, Blindness
“I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see.”
José Saramago, Blindness
“We use words to understand each other and even, sometimes, to find each other.”
José Saramago
“Reading is probably another way of being in a place.”
José Saramago, El hombre duplicado
“Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered”
José Saramago, The Double
“Forgive me if what has seemed little to you, to me is all.”
José Saramago
“Words that come from the heart are never spoken, they get caught in the throat and can only be read in ones's eyes.”
José Saramago
“The difficult thing isn't living with other people, it's understanding them.”
José Saramago, Blindness
“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.”
José Saramago
“Perhaps only in a world of the blind will things be what they truly are.”
José Saramago, Blindness
“Se podes olhar, vê. Se podes ver, repara.”
José Saramago, Blindness
“. . . if there is a way for the world to be transformed for the better, it can only be done by pessimism; optimists will never change the world for the better. ”
José Saramago
“I think we are blind. Blind people who can see, but do not see.”
José Saramago
“Your questions are false if you already know the answer.”
José Saramago
“You know the name you were given, you do not know the name that you have”
José Saramago
“...in matters of feeling and of the heart, too much is always better than too little.”
José Saramago, The Cave
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“!ما أصعب أن يكون المرء مبصراً في مجتمع أعمى”
José Saramago, Blindness
“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.”
José Saramago, Death with Interruptions
“You never know beforehand what people are capable of, you have to wait, give it time, it's time that rules, time is our gambling partner on the other side of the table and it holds all the cards of the deck in its hand, we have to guess the winning cards of life, our lives.”
José Saramago, Blindness
“Words are like that, they deceive, they pile up, it seems they do not know where to go, and, suddenly, because of two or three or four that suddenly come out, simple in themselves, a personal pronoun, an adverb, an adjective, we have the excitement of seeing them coming irresistibly to the surface through the skin and the eyes and upsetting the composure of our feelings, sometimes the nerves that can not bear it any longer, they put up with a great deal, they put up with everything, it was as if they were wearing armor, we might say.”
José Saramago, Blindness
“فالعمى هو أيضاً أن تعيش في عالم انعدم فيه كل أمل”
José Saramago, Blindness
“لا أعتقد أننا أصبنا بالعمى، بل نحن عميان من البداية. حتى لو كنا نرى.. لم نكن حقاً نرى”
José Saramago, Blindness
“One cannot be too careful with words, they change their minds just as people do.”
José Saramago, Death with Interruptions
“Liking is probably the best form of ownership, and ownership the worst form of liking.”
José Saramago, The Tale of the Unknown Island
“يا إلهنا العزيز، ارحم رجالاً أنفقوا أعمارهم في تخيل الأشياء!!”
José Saramago, The History of the Siege of Lisbon
“When all is said and done, what is clear is that all lives end before their time.”
José Saramago, Blindness
“لستُ مريضًا، كل ما في الأمر أن كل شيء يتعبني ويضجرني، هذه الرتابة الملعونة، التكرار، التشابه.”
José Saramago, The Double
“Don't be afraid, the darkness you're in is no greater than the darkness inside your own body, they are two darknesses separated by a skin, I bet you've never thought of that, you carry a darkness about with you all the time and that doesn't frighten you...my dear chap, you have to learn to live with the darkness outside just as you learned to live with the darkness inside”
José Saramago, All the Names

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