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Jose Saramago Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Dec 2020
Jose Saramago Topics
Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.
You never know beforehand what people are capable of, you have to wait, give it time, it's time that rules, time is our gambling partner on the other side of the table and it holds all the cards of the deck in its hand, we have to guess the winning cards of life, our lives.
What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?
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.
Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts.
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.
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.
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.
There are times when it is best to be content with what one has, so as not to lose everything.
There are plenty of reasons not to put up with the world as it is.
The world is governed by institutions that are not democratic - the World Bank, the IMF, the WTO.
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.
The U.S. needs to control the Middle East, the gateway to Asia. It already has military installations in Uzbekistan.
The problem is that the right doesn't need any ideas to govern, but the left can't govern without ideas.
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.
The novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.
The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others.
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.
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.
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.
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