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Jose Saramago Quotes and Sayings

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People live with the illusion that we have a democratic system,
but it's only the outward form of one.
In reality we live in a plutocracy, a government of the rich.
- Jose Saramago

I am a person with leftist convictions,
and always have been.
- Jose Saramago

Society has to change, but the political powers we
have at the moment are not enough to effect this change.
The whole democratic system would have to be rethought.
- Jose Saramago

I am the same person I was before receiving the Nobel Prize.
I work with the same regularity, I have not modified my habits,
I have the same friends.
- Jose Saramago

 

Without the faintest possibility of finding a job,
I decided to devote myself to literature:
it was about time to find out what I was worth as a writer.
- Jose Saramago

The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic
of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them,
with others.
- Jose Saramago

I am not a prophet.
- Jose Saramago

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Human vocabulary is still not capable,
and probably never will be, of knowing,
recognizing, and communicating everything that can
be humanly experienced and felt.
- Jose Saramago

The problem is that the right doesn't need any ideas to govern,
but the left can't govern without ideas.
- Jose Saramago

In effect I am not a novelist, but rather a failed
essayist who started to write novels because he didn't
know how to write essays.
- Jose Saramago

I always ask two questions: How many countries have
military bases in the United States? And in how many
countries does the United States not have military bases?
- Jose Saramago

Americans have discovered the fragility of life,
that ominous fragility that the rest of the world either
already experienced or is experiencing now with terrible intensity.
- Jose Saramago

Americans have discovered fear.
- Jose Saramago

Inside us there is something that has no name,
that something is what we are.
- Jose Saramago

In the end we discover the only condition for living is to die.
- Jose Saramago

Perhaps it is the language that chooses the writers it needs,
making use of them so that each might express a tiny part of what it is.
- Jose Saramago

I do not just write, I write what I am.
If there is a secret, perhaps that is it.
- Jose Saramago

The novel is not so much a literary genre,
but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.
- Jose Saramago

Can you imagine what Bush would say if someone like
Hugo Chavez asked him for a little piece of land to install a military base,
and he only wanted to plant a Venezuelan flag there?
- Jose Saramago

I am a better novelist than a poet, playwright,
or essayist.
- Jose Saramago

I think we are blind.
Blind people who can see, but do not see.
- Jose Saramago

There are plenty of reasons not to put up with the world as it is.
- Jose Saramago

Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts.
- Jose Saramago

The U.S.
needs to control the Middle East, the gateway to Asia.
It already has military installations in Uzbekistan.
- Jose Saramago

I can't imagine myself outside any kind of social or political involvement.
- Jose Saramago

A human being is a being who is constantly 'under construction,'
but also,
in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction.
- Jose Saramago

The world is governed by institutions that are not democratic -
the World Bank,
the IMF, the WTO.
- Jose Saramago

The world had already changed before September 11.
The world has been going through a process of change
over the last 20 or 30 years.
A civilization ends, another one begins.
- Jose Saramago

Things will be very bad for Latin America.
You only have to consider the ambitions and the doctrines of the empire,
which regards this region as its backyard.
- Jose Saramago

What kind of world is this that can send machines to
Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?
- Jose Saramago

As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved -
it's the citizen who changes things.
- Jose Saramago

It is economic power that determines political power,
and governments become the political functionaries of economic power.
- Jose Saramago

It is difficult to understand these people who democratically
take part in elections and a referendum,
but are then incapable of democratically accepting the will of the people.
- Jose Saramago

There are times when it is best to be content with what one has,
so as not to lose everything.
- Jose Saramago

I am traveling less in order to be able to write more.
I select my travel destinations according to their
degree of usefulness to my work.
- Jose Saramago

I had no books at home.
I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon.
It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn,
that my taste for reading developed and was refined.
- Jose Saramago

Look what happened with the employment law in France-the
law was withdrawn because the people marched in the streets.
I think what we need is a global protest movement of
people who won't give up.
- Jose Saramago

Beginning with adolescence, my political formation
was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism.
It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced
by an atmosphere of active critical resistance.
That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship
and up to the Revolution of 1974.
- Jose Saramago

I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature.
They are almost always cliches, copies of copies,
until the model is exhausted.
I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty,
not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material,
but because that is the way we humans really are.
- Jose Saramago

Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach.
By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political
conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties.
- Jose Saramago

We're not short of movements proclaiming that a different world is possible,
but unless we can coordinate them into an international movement,
capitalism just laughs at all these little organisations.
- Jose Saramago

The period that I could consider the most important
in my literary work came about beginning with the Revolution,
and in a certain way, developed as a consequence of the Revolution.
But it was also a result of the counterrevolutionary coup of November 1975.
- Jose Saramago

I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects
of the North American cultural world.
These are well known to all.
But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous
effects of the industrial and commercial process of
'cultural lamination' that the USA is perpetrating on the planet.
- Jose Saramago

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

I look to a day when people will not be judged
by the color of their skin,
but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy


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