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A General Theory of Oblivion A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa
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“When people look at clouds they do not see their real shape, which is no shape at all, or every shape, because they are constantly changing. They see whatever it is that their heart yearns for.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“Todos podemos, ao longo de uma vida, conhecer várias existências. Eventualmente, desistências. Aliás, o mais habitual.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, Teoria Geral do Esquecimento
“The night, like a well, was swallowing stars.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, Teoria Geral do Esquecimento
“Nothing happened today. I slept.
While asleep I dreamed that I was sleeping.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“God weighs a soul on a pair of scales. In one of the dishes is the soul, and in the other, the tears of those who weep for it. If nobody cries, the soul goes down to Hell. If there are enough tears, and they are sufficiently heartfelt, it rises up to Heaven...People who are missed by other people, they are the ones who go to Paradise. Paradise is the space we occupy in other people's hearts.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“I have understood over these last years that in order to believe in God, it is essential to have trust in humanity. There is no God without humanity.

I continue not to believe, neither in God, nor in humanity.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“He reminds me of a guy I met many years ago. He died. A shame, as I'd have really liked to kill him again.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“God weighs souls on a pair of scales. In one of the dishes is the soul, and in the other, the tears of those who weep for it. If nobody cries, the soul goes straight down to hell. If there are enough tears and they are sufficiently heartfelt, it rises up to heaven.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“If, when we are asleep, we can dream of sleeping, can we then, when awake, awaken within a more lucid reality?”
José Eduardo Agualusa, Teoria Geral do Esquecimento
“The days slide by as if they were liquid.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, Teoria Geral do Esquecimento
“God invented music so poor people could be happy.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“If I still had the space, charcoal, and available walls,
I could compose a great work about forgetting:
a general theory of oblivion.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“Ahorro en la comida, en el agua, en el fuego y en los adjetivos.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“Lembra-me um tipo que conhecin há muitos anos. Morreu. Uma pena, porque teria moito gosto em matá-lo outra vez.
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José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“Monsters, show me the monsters: these people out on the street.

My people.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“Dreams Are Where It All Begins”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
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“Só me interessam as revoluções que começan por sentar o povo a mesa.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“I continue not to believe, neither in God, nor in humanity. Since Phantom died I have worshipped His spirit. I talk to Him. I believe He hears me. I believe this not through an effort of the imagination, still less intelligence, but by engaging another faculty entirely, which we might call unreason.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“My father was a priest. He was a good priest and an excellent father. To this day I don't trust priests without children. How can you be a priest if you aren't a father?”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“I am closer to my dog than to those people out there”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“Her returned in the evening, drier, sharper, a man with a closer kinship with a thorn bush.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, Teoria Geral do Esquecimento
“I save on food, on water, on fire and on adjetives.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, Teoria Geral do Esquecimento
“However, he began to walk stooped slightly to the left, as though he were being pushed, from within, by a violent gale.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, Teoria Geral do Esquecimento
“One of those characters who in Angola are often called 'lost frontiers', because by daylight they look white, and at twilight they are discovered in fact to be half mulatto - from which it might be concluded that sometimes you can understand people better further away form the light.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, Teoria Geral do Esquecimento
“She couldn’t stand the picture at first. She saw in it a distillation of everything she hated about Angola: savages celebrating something – some cause of joy, some glad omen – that was quite alien to her. Then, bit by bit, over the long months of silence and solitude, she began to feel some affection towards those figures that moved, circling around a fire, as though life really deserved such elegance. She”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“Hoy no ocurrió nada. Dormí. Durmiendo, soñé que dormía.
[...] Si, durmiendo, soñamos dormir, ¿podemos, despiertos, despertar dentro de una realidad más lúcida?”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“Las personas no ven en las nubes el dibujo que tienen, que no es ninguno,o que son todos, pues se altera a cada momento. Ven aquello que su corazón ansía.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“The day was unfurling itself, a warm yawn of a day.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“Comprendí a lo largo de los últimos años que para creer en Dios es forzoso confiar en la humanidad. No existe Dios sin humanidad,”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion
“I have understood over these last years that in order to believe in God, it is essential to have trust in humanity.”
José Eduardo Agualusa, A General Theory of Oblivion

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