Quotes from Equador

Miguel Sousa Tavares ·  384 pages

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“It’s almost always sadder to stay than to depart”
― Miguel Sousa Tavares, quote from Equador

“As ilhas são lugares de solidão e nunca isso é tão nítido como quando partem os que apenas vieram de passagem e ficam no cais, a despedir-se, os que vão permanecer. Na hora da despedida, é quase sempre mais triste ficar do que partir e, numa ilha, isso marca uma diferença fundamental, como se houvesse duas espécies de seres humanos: os que vivem na ilha e os que chegam e partem.”
― Miguel Sousa Tavares, quote from Equador

“Luís Bernardo deixou-se ficar até ao fim, sozinho, mais sozinho do que nunca, como se toda a ilha se tivesse despovoado de repente e, por entre os sinais de abandono e de solidão, ele buscasse os sinais da passagem de Ann para não morrer de loucura.”
― Miguel Sousa Tavares, quote from Equador

“Não conseguiu impedir-se de pensar se alguma vez, entre uma caçada e um concerto, D. Carlos se teria lembrado da missão que lhe confiara e do que ela poderia significar nas relações com Inglaterra.”
― Miguel Sousa Tavares, quote from Equador

“Que mais de grandioso poderá levar você da vida?" A resposta é esta: deixei aqui a minha vida; que mais de grandioso poderia eu dar a El-Rei?”
― Miguel Sousa Tavares, quote from Equador

“Não sei se sou eu que vencerei as ilhas, ou elas que me vencerão a mim.”
― Miguel Sousa Tavares, quote from Equador

“Pese a muitas consciências instaladas em maus hábitos ou em maus princípios, a razão porque me ofereci para defender dois réus indefesos e a razão porque estou aqui como governador das ilhas é uma e a mesma: porque eu, e muita gente comigo, entende que chegou a altura de Portugal ser, não apenas um país colonizador, mas também um país civilizador. Que podemos e devemos colher os frutos do nosso trabalho e da nossa riqueza colonial que devemos aos nossos antepassados, mas que nada nos desobriga de trazer em troca o progresso e a civilização.”
― Miguel Sousa Tavares, quote from Equador

“Todas as éticas são evolutivas: o que hoje é normal, amanhã será horrendo e o que hoje é crime, amanhã será banal.”
― Miguel Sousa Tavares, quote from Equador

About the author

Miguel Sousa Tavares
Born place: in Porto, Portugal
Born date June 25, 1952
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