quote

Fernando Pessoa > Quotes > Quotable Quote

Fernando Pessoa

“There are metaphors more real than the people who walk in the street. There are images tucked away in books that live more vividly than many men and women. There are phrases from literary works that have a positively human personality. There are passages from my own writing that chill me with fright, so distinctly do I feel them as people, so sharply outlined do they appear against the walls of my room, at night, in shadows... I've written sentences whose sound, read out loud or silently (impossible to hide their sound), can only be of something that acquired absolute exteriority and a full-fledged soul.”


Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
Read more quotes from Fernando Pessoa


Share this quote:

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

110 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote

« previous 1

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game

This Quote Is From

The Book of Disquiet The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa
8,358 ratings, average rating, 728 reviews
Open Preview


Browse By Tag

More...