Miguel Sousa Tavares


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in Porto, Portugal
June 25, 1952

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Miguel Sousa Tavares is a portuguese journalist and was born in Porto, on the 25th June 1952. His mother, Sophia de Mello Breyner, was a poetess and his father, Francisco de Sousa Tavares, a lawyer and a journalist. After taking the Law course, he carried advocacy during twelve years, but left it permanently to become a full time journalist.
He first appeared at television in 1978, by entering the Radiotelevisão Portuguesa channel (Portuguese Radiotelevision).
In 1989, he was one of the creators of Grande Reportagem magazine (Big Report) and he became director of it in 1990, place where he settled during ten years. He also published some chronics and wrote to the journal Público (Public) from 1990 until 2002. At the same time, he also wrote c
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“Quem nunca sofreu por amor nunca aprenderá a amar. Amar é o terror de perder o outro, é o medo do silêncio e do quarto deserto, de tudo o que se pensa sem puder falar, do que se murmura a sós sem ter a quem dizer em voz alta. É preciso sentir esse terror para saber o que é amar. E, quando enfim tudo desaba, quando o outro partiu e deixou atrás de si o silêncio e o quarto deserto por entre os escombros e a humilhação de uma felicidade desfeita, resta o orgulho de saber que se amou.”
Miguel Sousa Tavares, Rio das Flores

“It’s almost always sadder to stay than to depart”
Miguel Sousa Tavares, Equador

“And once again I believe that nothing that's important really becomes lost. We just delude ourselves, thinking that we own the things, the moments and the others. Still with me are all the dead persons who I loved, all the friends who turned away, all the happy days that faded. I lost nothing but the illusion that everything could be mine forever.”
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