Monday, November 16, 2009

Meandering around . . .

Today is the birthday of José de Sousa Saramago (born 16 November 1922), novelist, playwright and journalist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998.

"Some people spend their entire lives reading but never get beyond reading the words on the page, they don't understand that the words are merely stepping stones placed across a fast-flowing river, and the reason they're there is so that we can reach the farther shore, it's the other side that matters." - José Saramago

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

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

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

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

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