Fernando Pessoa Quotes About Exist

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"I'd woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist." ~ 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. The end result is what matters. What one felt was what one experienced. One retires to bed as wearily from having dreamed as from having done hard physical labor. One never lives so intensely as when one has been thinking hard." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"Sim, eis o que os meus sentidos aprenderam sozinhos:— As cousas não têm significação: têm existência. As cousas são o único sentido oculto das cousas." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"A beleza é o nome de qualquer cousa que não existeQue eu dou às cousas em troca do agrado que me dão. Não significa nada." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"I am the nothingness around which this movement spins, the only reason it spins, not that the center exists except in the fact that all circles have a center. I, really I, am the well without walls, but with the sliminess of its walls, the center of everything with the nothingness around it." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"Só esta liberdade nos concedemOs deuses: submetermo-nosAo seu domínio por vontade nossa.Mais vale assim fazermosPorque só na ilusão da liberdadeA liberdade existe." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world's existence. All these half-tones of the soul's consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"To say! To know how to say! To know how to exist via the written voice and the intellectual image! This is all that matters in life; the rest is men and women, imagined loves and factitious vanities, the wiles of our digestion and forgetfulness, people squirming — like worms when a rock is lifted — under the huge abstract boulder of the meaningless blue sky." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"Uma flor acaso tem beleza? Tem beleza acaso um fruto? Não: têm cor e forma E existência apenas." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"I'm certain, but my certainty is a lie. To be certain is to not be seeing. The day after tomorrow doesn't exist. This is what exists: A blue sky that's a bit hazy and some white clouds on the horizon, With a dark smudge underneath, as if they might turn black. This is what today is, And since for the time being today is everything, this is everything. I might be dead—who knows?—the day after tomorrow, In which case the storm that will strike the day after tomorrow Will be a different storm than it would be if I hadn't died. I realize that the storm doesn't fall from my eyes, But if I'm no longer in this world, the world will be different—There will be one person less—And the storm, falling in a different world, won't be the same storm. In any case, the storm that's going to fall will be the one falling when it falls.10 JULY 1930" ~ Fernando Pessoa
"Todos lo días descubroLa espantosa realidad de las cosas:Cada cosa es lo que es.Qué difícil es decir esto y decirCuánto me alegra y cómo me basta.Para ser completo existir es suficiente." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"Soy el negativo absoluto, la encarnación de la nada. Lo que se desea y no se puede obtener, lo que se sueña porque no puede existir, ahí se encuentra mi reino vano y ahí está establecido el trono que no me fue otorgado." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"Conta a lenda que dormiaUma Princesa encantadaA quem só despertariaUm Infante, que viriaDe além do muro da estrada.Ele tinha que, tentado,Vencer o mal e o bem,Antes que, já libertado,Deixasse o caminho erradoPor o que à Princesa vem.A Princesa Adormecida,Se espera, dormindo espera,Sonha em morte a sua vida,E orna-lhe a fronte esquecida,Verde, uma grinalda de hera.Longe o Infante, esforçado,Sem saber que intuito tem,Rompe o caminho fadado,Ele dela é ignorado,Ela para ele é ninguém.Mas cada um cumpre o DestinoEla dormindo encantada,Ele buscando-a sem tinoPelo processo divinoQue faz existir a estrada.E, se bem que seja obscuroTudo pela estrada fora,E falso, ele vem seguro,E vencendo estrada e muro,Chega onde em sono ela mora,E, inda tonto do que houvera,À cabeça, em maresia,Ergue a mão, e encontra hera,E vê que ele mesmo eraA Princesa que dormia." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"A única realidade para mim são as minhas sensações. Eu sou uma sensação minha. Portanto nem da minha própria existência estou certo. Posso está-lo apenas daquelas sensações a que eu chamo minhas.A verdade? - É uma coisa exterior? Não posso ter a certeza dela, porque não é uma sensação minha, e eu só destas tenho certeza. Uma sensação minha? De quê?Procurar o sonho é pois procurar a verdade, visto que a única verdade para mim sou eu próprio. Isolar-me tanto quanto possível dos outros é respeitar a verdade." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"I am the outskirts of some non-existent town, the long-winded prologue to an unwritten book. I'm nobody, nobody. I don't know how to feel or think or love. I'm a character in a novel as yet unwritten, hovering in the air and undone before I've even existed, amongst the dreams of someone who never quite managed to breathe life into me." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"Creio na existência dos mundos superiores ao nosso e de habitantes desses mundos, em experiências de diversos graus de espiritualidade, subtilizando-se até chegar a um Ente supremo, que presumivelmente criou este mundo." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"But my sadness is comforting Because it's right and natural And because it's what the soul should feel When it already thinks it exists And the hand pick flowers And the soul takes no notice." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"My hapless peers with their lofty dreams--how I envy and despise them! I'm with the others, the even more hapless, who have no-one but themselves to whom they can tell their dreams and show what would be verses if they wrote them. I'm with those poor slobs who have no books to show, who have no literature beside their own soul, and who are suffocating to death due to the fact that they exist without having taken that mysterious, transcendental exam that makes one eligible to live." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"I asked for very little from life, and even this little was denied me. A nearby field, a ray of sunlight, a little bit of calm along with a bit of bread, not to feel oppressed by the knowledge that I exist, not to demand anything from others, and not to have others demand anything from me - this was denied me, like the spare change we might deny a beggar not because we're mean-hearted but because we don't feel like unbuttoning our coat." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"I realize that I was all error and deviation, that I never lived, that I existed only in so far as I filled time with consciousness and thought." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"Once we're able to see this world as an illusion and a phantasm, then we can see everything that happens to us as a dream, as something that pretended to exist while we were sleeping. And we will become subtly and profoundly indifferent towards all of life's setbacks and calamities. Those who die turned a corner, which is why we've stopped seeing them; those who suffer pass before us like a nightmare, if we feel, or like an unpleasant daydream, if we think. And even our own suffering won't be more than this nothingness." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"Existo desde el principio del mundo y, desde entonces, soy un ironista." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"Tener opiniones es estar vendido a uno mismo. No tener opiniones es existir. Tener todas las opiniones es ser poeta." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"We may know that the work we continue to put off doing will be bad. Worse, however, is the work we never do. A work that's finished is at least finished. It may be poor, but it exists, like the miserable plant in the lone flowerpot of my neighbour who's crippled. That plant is her happiness, and sometimes it's even mine. What I write, bad as it is, may provide some hurt or sad soul a few moments of distraction from something worse. That's enough for me, or it isn't enough, but it serves some purpose, and so it is with all of life." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"To have opinions is to sell out to yourself. To have no opinion is to exist. To have every opinion is to be a poet." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"If only, I feel now, if only I could be someone able to see all this as if he had no other relation with it than that of seeing it, someone able to observe everything as if he were an adult traveler newly arrived today on the surface of life! If only one had not learned, from birth onwards, to give certain accepted meanings to everything, but instead was able to see the meaning inherent in each thing rather than that imposed on it from without. If only one could know the human reality of the woman selling fish and go beyond just labeling her a fishwife and the known fact that she exists and sells fish. If only one could see the policeman as God sees him. If only one could notice everything for the first time, not apocalyptically, as if they were revelations of the Mystery, but directly as the flowerings of Reality." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"O tédio é, sim, o aborrecimento do mundo, o mal-estar de estar vivendo, o cansaço de se ter vivido; o tédio é, deveras, a sensação carnal da vacuidade prolixa das coisas. Mas o tédio é, mais do que isto, o aborrecimento de outros mundos, quer existam quer não; o mal-estar de ter que viver, ainda que outro, ainda que de outro modo, ainda que noutro mundo; o cansaço, não só de ontem e de hoje, mas de amanhã também, da eternidade, se a houver, e do nada, se é ele que é a eternidade. Nem é só a vacuidade das coisas e dos seres que dói na alma quando ela está em tédio: é também a vacuidade de outra coisa qualquer, que não as coisas e os seres, a vacuidade da própria alma que sente o vácuo, que se sente vácuo, e que nele de si se enoja e se repudia." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"To create, I destroyed myself; I made myself external to such a degree within myself that within myself I do not exist except in an external fashion. I am the living setting in which several actors make entrances, putting on several different plays." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"I am the suburb of a non-existent town, the prolix commentary on a book never written. I am nobody, nobody. I am a character in a novel which remains to be written, and I float, aerial, scattered without ever having been, among the dreams of a creature who did not know how to finish me off." ~ Fernando Pessoa
"There's a non-existent peace in the uncertain quietness" ~ Fernando Pessoa
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