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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
“Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.”
José Saramago, The Double
“The difficult thing isn't living with other people, it's understanding them.”
José Saramago, Blindness
“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
“الضمائر تصمت أكثر مما هو مطلوب منها، ولهذا ابتدعت القوانين”
José Saramago
“Reading is probably another way of being in a place.”
José Saramago, El hombre duplicado
“لا أعرف ما الخطوات التي سأمشيها لا أعرف ما نوع الحقيقة الذي أبحث عنه - أعرف فقط أن عدم معرفتها أمر لا يحتمل بالنسبة لي ”
José Saramago, كتاب الرسم والخط
“Perhaps only in a world of the blind will things be what they truly are.”
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
“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
“!ما أصعب أن يكون المرء مبصراً في مجتمع أعمى”
José Saramago, Blindness
“Se podes olhar, vê. Se podes ver, repara.”
José Saramago, Blindness
“Your questions are false if you already know the answer.”
José Saramago
“إن الصور القديمة تخدعنا كثيرا فهي توهمنا بأننا أحياء فيها، وهذا غير صحيح لأن الشخص الذي ننظر إليه فيها لم يعد موجوداً ولو كان بمقدوره أن يرانا فلن يتعرف على نفسه فينا وسيقول ، من هذا الذي ينظر إليّ بوجه محزون !”
José Saramago
“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
“فالعمى هو أيضاً أن تعيش في عالم انعدم فيه كل أمل”
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
“You know the name you were given, you do not know the name that you have”
José Saramago
“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
“...in matters of feeling and of the heart, too much is always better than too little.”
José Saramago, The Cave
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“Liking is probably the best form of ownership, and ownership the worst form of liking.”
José Saramago, The Tale of the Unknown Island
“One cannot be too careful with words, they change their minds just as people do.”
José Saramago, Death With Interruptions
“لا أعتقد أننا أصبنا بالعمى، بل نحن عميان من البداية. حتى لو كنا نرى.. لم نكن حقاً نرى”
José Saramago, Blindness
“ليس هناك أعمى أسوأ من أعمى يرى”
José Saramago, Levantado del suelo

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