Facts about Jose Saramago

Portugal Flag

Summary

Jose Saramago is a famous Writer from Portugal, he/she is still alive and was born November 16, 1922.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 38 quotes who is written / told by Jose.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: George Will, Khaleda Zia, Anne Baxter, Clive James, Tom Metzger, Robert F. Kennedy, Joe Namath, Willie Mays, Mike Ditka, Martin Yan, Didier Drogba, Řystein Stray Spetalen, Billy Zane, Robert Indiana, Whitfield Diffie, Twyla Tharp, Jim Rohn, Richard Scaife, Maria Cantwell, Rachel Corrie

Famous quotes by Jose Saramago (38)


Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Look what happened with the employment law in France-the law was withdrawn because the people marched in the streets.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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I am a person with leftist convictions, and always have been"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"There are times when it is best to be content with what one has, so as not to lose everything"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I am a better novelist than a poet, playwright, or essayist"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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?"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I think we are blind. Blind people who can see, but do not see"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I do not just write, I write what I am. If there is a secret, perhaps that is it"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I can't imagine myself outside any kind of social or political involvement"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"In the end we discover the only condition for living is to die"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved - it's the citizen who changes things"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Americans have discovered fear"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Human vocabulary is still not capable, and probably never will be, of knowing, recognizing, and communicating everything that can be humanly experienced and felt"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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?"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"There are plenty of reasons not to put up with the world as it is"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"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"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"It is economic power that determines political power, and governments become the political functionaries of economic power"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"I am not a prophet"
Google Plus Share
Twitter Share
FaceBook Share
"A human being is a being who is constantly 'under construction,' but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction"


Comments