Martha Medeiros





Martha Medeiros



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Feliz Por Nada

3.96 avg rating — 284 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Doidas e Santas

3.92 avg rating — 295 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Um Lugar na Janela

3.85 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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A Graça da Coisa

3.73 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Fora de Mim

3.64 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Divã

3.71 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2002 — 7 editions
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Trem-Bala

3.76 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 1999 — 4 editions
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Montanha Russa

3.95 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Tudo que eu queria te dizer

3.85 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Coisas da vida: crônicas

4.13 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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“He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never changes pace,
who does not risk and change the color of his clothes,
who does not speak and does not experience,
dies slowly.

He or she who shuns passion,
who prefers black on white,
dotting ones "it’s" rather than a bundle of emotions, the kind that make your eyes glimmer,
that turn a yawn into a smile,
that make the heart pound in the face of mistakes and feelings,
dies slowly.

He or she who does not turn things topsy-turvy,
who is unhappy at work,
who does not risk certainty for uncertainty,
to thus follow a dream,
those who do not forego sound advice at least once in their lives,
die slowly.

He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
dies slowly.

He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
who spends days on end complaining about his own bad luck, about the rain that never stops,
dies slowly.

He or she who abandon a project before starting it, who fail to ask questions on subjects he doesn't know, he or she who don't reply when they are asked something they do know,
die slowly.

Let's try and avoid death in small doses,
reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.

Only a burning patience will lead
to the attainment of a splendid happiness.”
Martha Medeiros

“You start dying slowly
if you do not travel,
if you do not read,
If you do not listen to the sounds of life,
If you do not appreciate yourself.

You start dying slowly
When you kill your self-esteem;
When you do not let others help you.

You start dying slowly
If you become a slave of your habits,
Walking everyday on the same paths…
If you do not change your routine,
If you do not wear different colours
Or you do not speak to those you don’t know.

You start dying slowly
If you avoid to feel passion
And their turbulent emotions;
Those which make your eyes glisten
And your heart beat fast.

You start dying slowly
If you do not change your life when you are not satisfied with your job, or with your love,
If you do not risk what is safe for the uncertain,
If you do not go after a dream,
If you do not allow yourself,
At least once in your lifetime,
To run away from sensible advice.”
Martha Medeiros

“Mais que as mentiras, o silêncio é que é a verdadeira arma letal das relações humanas.”
Martha Medeiros, Doidas e Santas



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