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Fernando Pessoa Quotes

Life is an experimental journey undertaken involuntarily. It is a journey of the spirit through the material world and, since it is the spirit that travels, it is the spirit that is experienced. That is why there exist contemplative souls who have lived more intensely, more widely, more tumultuously than others who have lived their lives purely externally.
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In order to understand, I destroyed myself.

— Fernando Pessoa

Life is an experimental journey undertaken involuntarily. It is a journey of the spirit through the material world and, since it is the spirit that travels, it is the spirit that is experienced. That is why there exist contemplative souls who have lived more intensely, more widely, more tumultuously than others who have lived their lives purely externally.

— Fernando Pessoa

There are no norms. All people are exceptions to a rule that doesn't exist.

— Fernando Pessoa

I created myself, echo and abyss, by thinking. I multiplied myself by going deeply into myself ...

— Fernando Pessoa

On the road halfway between faith and criticism stands the inn of reason. reason is faith in what can be understood without faith, but it's still a faith, since to understand presupposes that there's something understandable.

— Fernando Pessoa

Io mi siedo sulla soglia e immergo il mio sguardo e il mio udito nei colori e nei suoni del paesaggio e canto piano piano, per me soltanto, dei vaghi canti che compongo nell'attesa.

— Fernando Pessoa

The slope takes you to the windmill, but effort takes you nowhere.

— Fernando Pessoa

If I had written King Lear, I would regret it all my life afterwards. Because that work is so big, that its defects show as huge, its monstrous defects, things even minimal in between some scenes and their possible perfection. It's not the sun with spots; it's a broken greek statue.

— Fernando Pessoa

And let our despite go to those who work and fight and our hate to those who hope and trust.

— Fernando Pessoa

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