“Word, word
if you challenge me
I accept the fight.”


— The fighter ("Poesias"–1942)  
Carlos Drummon de Andrade— Brazil (1902–1987)
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“Writing is easy.
It starts with a capital letter
and ends with a dot.
In the middle you put the ideas.”


— Pablo Neruda— Chile (1904–1973)  
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“I have always imagined that Paradise
will be a kind of library.”


Jorge Luis Borges— Argentina (1899–1986)  
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“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion,
our most inexhaustible source of magic,
Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”


— Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2011)  
J.K. Rowling— England (1965)
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“Fairy Tales are more than truth:
not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us
that dragons can be beaten.”


— Coraline (2002)  
Neil Gaiman— England (1960)
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“Take life lightly,
because lightness is not superficiality,
but gliding on things from above,
not having boulders on the heart”


— Americon Lessons (1988)  
Italo Calvino— Itaty (1923–1985)
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“But who are you
that advancing in the dark of night
stumble in my most secret thoughts?”


— Romeo and Juliet (1594–1596)  
William Shakespeare— England (1564–1616)
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“Very hard to get your heart and
head together in life...
In my case they're not even friendly.”


— Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Woody Allen— USA (1935)  
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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things
that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”


— Mark Twain, also attributed to H. Jackson Brown Jr
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“Two things are infinite:
the universe and human stupidity;
and I’m not sure about the universe”


— Albert Einstein— Germany (1879–1955)  
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“Do not make your life a draft.
You may not have time
to rewrite it


— Mario Quintana— Brazil (1906–1994)  
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“Everybody knows that something can't be done
and then somebody turns up
and he doesn't know it can't be done
and he does it.”


— Albert Einstein— Germany (1879–1955)  
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“The best revenge?
Happiness.
There's nothing that drives people crazy
that see you happy.”


— Alda Merini— Italy (1931–2009)  
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“I'm not always flower.
Sometimes thorn defines me so much better.
But I just prick the fingers
of those who think they have me in their hands.”


— Clarice Lispector— Brazil (1920–1977)  


“To live is to tear and mend.”


— Grande Sertão: Veredas (1956)  
(The Devil to Pay in the Backlands-English title)  
João Guimaraes Rosa— Brazil (1908–1967
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“Live every day
as if it were the last one.
One day you will hit it big.”


— Zero Hora Newspaper (2011)  
Luis Fernando Verissimo— Brazil (1936)  
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“When the winds of change blow,
some people build walls,
others build windmills.”


— O Tempo e o Vento (Time and the Wind) (1962  
Érico Verissimo— Brazil (1905–1975)  
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“If you disagree with me,
you have something to offer me.”



O Deserto Fértil (The Desert is Fertile)  
Dom Hélder Câmara— Brazil (1909–1999)  
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“There is a great silence in me
... even if I spoke.”



Clarice Lispector— Brazil (1920–1977)  
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“—But I do not like going around with crazy people," remarked Alice.
“—Oh, you can not change that," said the Cheshire Cat, "We're all crazy here. I'm crazy. You're crazy.”
“—How do you know I'm crazy?”, Alice asked.
“—Because you're here - said the Cheshire Cat, otherwise you would not have come here.

— Alice in Wonderland. (1865)  
Lewis Carroll— England (1832–1898)
Pubblic Domain license/Frank Dicksee-1884


“Love, love madly, love as much as you can
and if they then should tell you it's a sin
then love your sin
and you shall be innocent.”


— Romeo and Juliet (1594–1596)  
William Shakespeare— England (1564–1616)
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“Do not take life too seriously.
You will never get out of it alive.”


— Elbert Green Hubbard— USA (1856–1915)  
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“Theory is when you know everything but nothing works.
Practice is when everything works but no one knows why.
In any case, it always ends
with the combination of theory and practice: nothing works and no one knows why”


— Albert Einstein— Germany (1879–1955)
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“Music isn't a succession of notes,
but the constant movement of a note
between sound and silence.

The same is life.”


— Aleph (2011)  
Paulo Coelho— Brazil (1947)
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“Crazy is the man who speaks to the moon.
A Fool who does not listen to it.”


— Romeo and Juliet (1594–1596)  
William Shakespeare— England (1564–1616)
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“I am nothing.
I shall never be anything.
I cannot want to be anything.
Aside from that, I have within me
all the dreams of the world.”

— Tabacaria (poem/1928)  
Fernando Pessoa(1888–1935)/Álvaro de Campos(1890–1935)— Portugal
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“I learned from springs
to let me cut
to come back to life again. ”



Cecilia Meireles— Brazil (1901–1964)
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“We are each of us
angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly
by embracing one another.”


Luciano de Crescenzo— Italy (1928)
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“To kill doesn't mean that you take Buck Jones's gun
and go 'bang! It's not like that.
You kill in the heart. You quit liking somebody
and one day he dies.”


— My sweet orange tree (1968)  
José Mauro de Vasconcelos— Brazil (1920–1984)
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“Everyone knows how to love in his own way;
the way, it does not matter;
the essential thing is to know how to love.”


— Resurreição (Resurrection) (1872)  
Machado de Assis— Brazil (1839–1908)
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“Our doubts are traitors,
and make us lose the good we oft might win,
by fearing to attempt.”


— Measure for Measure (1603-1604)  
William Shakespeare— England (1564–1616)
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“When a mystery is too overpowering,
one dare not disobey. ”


— The little prince (1943)  
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry— France (1900–1944)
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“I learned not to try to convince anyone.
The work of convincing is a lack of respect,
is an attempt to settle the other. ”


— José Saramago— Portugal (1922–2010)
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“Though nobody can go back
and make a new beginning...
Anyone can start over
and make a new ending.”


— Chico Xavier— Brazil (1910–2002)
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“I am not a communist.
I'm not reactionary either.
I'm an anarchist.
I'm just a sweet anarchist..”


— Raquel de Queiroz— Brazil (1910–2003)
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“Decipher me, but don't make your own conclusions,
I may surprise you.”


— Clarice Lispector— Brazil (1920–1977)
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“Those like me look ahead,
even if the heart remains always
a few steps back.”


— Alda Merini— Italy (1931–2009)
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“Let what comes be free.
Let what stays be sweet.
Let what has to go be brief.”


— Anonimous
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“I saw an angel in the marble
and I sculpted to free him.”


— Anonymous  
(attributed to Michelangelo Buonarroti)


“— I'll take you for a ride, will you?
— Where are you taking me?
— Anything special, in my life.”


— M. Da Pisa— Italy
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“If you're going through hell,
keep going.”


— Winston Churchill— England (1874–1965)  
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“There is a wonderful thing that a man
should always have with him:
kindness.”


— Unknown author  
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“We must love, and tell,
and then write each other about it,
then we must kiss each other's mouth,
and eyes, and elsewhere.”


— Victor Hugo—France (1802–1885)
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“I have phases. like the moon
Phases to hide myself,
phases to come out to the street...
I have phases of being yours,
and others of being alone.”

— Contrary Moon (1599–1601)  
Cecília Meireles— Brazil (1901- 1964)
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“Sometimes you wake up.
Sometimes the fall kills you.
And sometimes, when you fall, you fly”


— Fables & Reflections (1993)  
Neil Gaiman— England(1960)
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“– Polonius: What do you read, my lord??”
– Hamlet: Words, words, words.”


— Hamlet (1599–1601)  
William Shakespeare— England (1564–1616)
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“The face shows the color of the heart:.”

— The New Life/Chapter XV (1295)  
Dante Alighieri— Italy (1265 – 1321)
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“What's the real victory,
the one that makes you clap your hands
or the one that makes beat your heart?”


— Pier Paolo Pasolini— Itly (1922–1975)
Javier Taboada/FreeImages


“There are people who know everything,
but this
is all they know”


— Niccolò Machiavelli— Italy (1469–1527)
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“Life, you either write it, or live it.”


— Luigi Pirandello— Italy (1867–1936)
Public Domain, Wikimedia


“I left the ending ambiguous,
because that is the way life is”



— Bernardo Bertolucci— Italy (1941–2018). Home screen of "Nineteen Hundred"(1976) Bertolucci's Masterpiece.

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