Quotes from Blindness

José Saramago ·  326 pages

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“If I'm sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“I don't think we did go blind, I think we are blind, Blind but seeing, Blind people who can see, but do not see.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“The difficult thing isn't living with other people, it's understanding them.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“Perhaps only in a world of the blind will things be what they truly are.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness



“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.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“!ما أصعب أن يكون المرء مبصراً في مجتمع أعمى”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“Se podes olhar, vê. Se podes ver, repara.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“فالعمى هو أيضاً أن تعيش في عالم انعدم فيه كل أمل”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“Words are like that, they deceive, they pile up, it seems they do not know where to go, and, suddenly, because of two or three or four that suddenly come out, simple in themselves, a personal pronoun, an adverb, an adjective, we have the excitement of seeing them coming irresistibly to the surface through the skin and the eyes and upsetting the composure of our feelings, sometimes the nerves that can not bear it any longer, they put up with a great deal, they put up with everything, it was as if they were wearing armor, we might say.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness



“لا أعتقد أننا أصبنا بالعمى، بل نحن عميان من البداية. حتى لو كنا نرى.. لم نكن حقاً نرى”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“If we cannot live entirely like human beings, at least let us do everything in our power not to live entirely like animals.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“When all is said and done, what is clear is that all lives end before their time.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“عندما يبدأ شخص ما بتنازلات صغيرة, فإن الحياة تفقد كل معناها في النهاية .”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“إن أردت أن تحظى بخدمة ممتازة اخدم نفسك بنفسك.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness



“Se antes de cada acto nosso nos puséssemos a prever todas as consequências dele, a pensar nelas a sério, primeiro as imediatas, depois as prováveis, depois as possíveis, depois as imagináveis, não chegaríamos sequer a mover-nos de onde o primeiro pensamento nos tivesse feito parar.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“جميل اننا ما زلنا قادرين على البكاء فالدموع هي خلاصنا إذ ان هناك اوقاتا ان لم نستطع البكاء فيها فسوف نموت”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“عندما نلاحظ يوماً, أننا لانستطيع فعل شيء جيد ونافع فيجب أن نمتلك الشجاعة كي نغادر هذا العالم ببساطة”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“Há esperanças que é loucura ter. Pois eu digo-te que se não fossem essas já eu teria desistido da vida.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“If, before every action, we were to begin by weighing up the consequences, thinking about them in earnest, first the immediate consequences, then the probable, then the possible, then the imaginable ones, we should never move beyond the point where our first thought brought us to a halt. The good and evil resulting from our words and deeds go on apportioning themselves, one assumes in a reasonably uniform and balanced way, throughout all the days to follow, including those endless days, when we shall not be here to find out, to congratulate ourselves or ask for pardon, indeed there are those who claim that this is the much talked of immortality.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness



“Just as the habit does not make the monk, the sceptre does not make the king.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“blindness is a private matter between a person and the eyes with which he or she was born.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“الأجوبة لا تأتي دائمًا عند الحاجة إليها”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“الصعوبة لاتكمن في معايشة الناس إنما في فهمهم .”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“شكراً لتجربة الحياة القاسية، المعلم الأساسي لكل الانضباطات”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness



“...the habit of falling hardens the body, reaching the ground, to in itself, is a relief.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“عندما نكون في محنة كبيرة وقد أُصبنا بوباء الألم والكرب عندئذٍ يصبح الجانب الحيواني في طبيعتنا أكثر وضوحاً.”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


“La ceguera también es esto, vivir en un mundo donde se ha acabado la esperanza”
― José Saramago, quote from Blindness


About the author

José Saramago
Born place: in Golegã, Azinhaga, Portugal
Born date November 16, 1922
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