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Top 75 Famous Inspirational Quotes of Fernando Pessoa

Top 75 Famous Inspirational Quotes of Fernando Pessoa

Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa, commonly known as Fernando Pessoa, was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. Wikipedia
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Inspirational Quotes of Fernando Pessoa :

  • I bear the wounds of all the battles I avoided. -Fernando Pessoa

  • We are two abysses?—?a well staring at the sky. -Fernando Pessoa

  • At first, it’s unfamiliar, then it strikes root. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I feel as if I’m always on the verge of waking up. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Life is full of paradoxes, as roses are of thorns. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Whether or not they exist we are slaves to our gods. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Blessed are those who entrust their lives to no one. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Be what I think? But I think of being so many things! -Fernando Pessoa

  • Wise is he who enjoys the show offered by the world. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I wasn’t meant for reality, but life came and found me. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I carry my awareness of defeat like a banner of victory. -Fernando Pessoa

  • The unnatural and the strange have a perfume of their own. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Let us sculpt in hopeless silence all our dreams of speaking. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I’m sick of everything, and of the everythingness of everything. -Fernando Pessoa

  • The essence of what I desire is simply this: to sleep away life. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I’d woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist. -Fernando Pessoa

  • To write is to forget. Literature is the pleasantest way of ignoring life. -Fernando Pessoa

  • To choose ways of not acting was ever the concern and scruple of my life. -Fernando Pessoa

  • There are no norms. All people are exceptions to a rule that doesn’t exist. -Fernando Pessoa

  • But do we really live? To live without knowing what life is?—?is that living? -Fernando Pessoa

  • To know nothing about yourself is to live. To know yourself badly is to think. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Ah, it’s my longing for whom I might have been that distracts and torments me! -Fernando Pessoa

  • To love is to tire of being alone; it is therefore a cowardice, a betrayal of ourselves. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I don’t know what I feel or what I want to feel. I don’t know what to think or what I am. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I sometimes think that I enjoy suffering. But the truth is I would prefer something else. -Fernando Pessoa

  • No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it. -Fernando Pessoa

  • There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I’m losing my taste for everything, including even my taste for finding everything tasteless. -Fernando Pessoa

  • And, like the great damned souls, I shall always feel that thinking is worth more than living. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Life is what we make of it. Travel is the traveler. What we see isn’t what we see but what we are. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I don’t mourn the loss of my childhood; I mourn because everything, including (my) childhood, is lost. -Fernando Pessoa

More Inspirational Quotes of Fernando Pessoa :

  • To have opinions is to sell out to youself. To have no opinions is to exist. To have every opinion is to be a poet. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Lord, may the pain be ours, And the weakness that it brings, But at least give us the strength, Of not showing it to anyone! -Fernando Pessoa

  • If I write what I feel, it’s to reduce the fever of feeling. What I confess is unimportant, because everything is unimportant. -Fernando Pessoa

  • This world is for those who are born to conquer it, Not for those who dream that are able to conquer it, even if they’re right. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I am nothing. I’ll never be anything. I couldn’t want to be something. Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams in the world. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Having never discovered qualities in myself that might attract someone else, I could never believe that anyone felt attracted to me. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I’ve never done anything but dream. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. My only real concern has been my inner life. -Fernando Pessoa

  • We worship perfection because we can’t have it; if we had it, we would reject it. Perfection is inhuman, because humanity is imperfect. -Fernando Pessoa

  • What Hells and Purgatories and Heavens I have inside of me! But who sees me do anything that disagrees with life?—?me, so calm and peaceful? -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

  • What has happened to us has happened to everyone or only us; if to everyone, then it’s no novelty, and if only to us, then it won’t be understood. -Fernando Pessoa

  • The value of things is not the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people! -Fernando Pessoa

  • Today I suddenly experienced an absurd but quite valid sensation. I realized, in an intimate lightning flash, that I am no one. No one, absolutely no one. -Fernando Pessoa

  • There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes to where life is not painful; nor is there a port of call where it is possible to forget. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Friends: not one. Just a few acquaintances who imagine they feel something for me and who might be sorry if a train ran over me and the funeral was on a rainy day. -Fernando Pessoa

  • My soul is impatient with itself, as with a bothersome child; its restlessness keeps growing and is forever the same. Everything interests me, but nothing holds me. -Fernando Pessoa

  • To feel today what one felt yesterday isn’t to feel?—?it’s to remember today what was felt yesterday, to be today’s living corpse of what yesterday was lived and lost. -Fernando Pessoa

  • My soul is a hidden orchestra; I know not what instruments, what fiddlestrings and harps, drums and tamboura I sound and clash inside myself. All I hear is the symphony. -Fernando Pessoa

  • To act?—?that is true wisdom. I can be what I want to be, but I have to want whatever it is. Success consists in being successful, not in having the potential for success. -Fernando Pessoa

  • There’s something vile (and all the more vile because ridiculous) in the tendency of feeble men to make universal tragedies out of the sad comedies of their private woes. -Fernando Pessoa

  • At first I felt dizzy?—?not with the kind of dizziness that makes the body reel but the kind that’s like a dead emptiness in the brain, an instinctive awareness of the void. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there’s no palace till it’s built. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Again I see you, But me I don’t see!, The magical mirror in which I saw myself has been broken, And only a piece of me I see in each fatal fragment?—?Only a piece of you and me! -Fernando Pessoa

  • If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I’ve always rejected being understood. To be understood is to prostitute oneself. I prefer to be taken seriously for what I’m not, remaining humanly unknown, with naturalness and all due respect. -Fernando Pessoa

  • And I have the others in me. Even when I’m far away from them, I am forced to live with them. Even when I’m all alone, crowds surround me. I have no place to flee to, unless I were to flee from myself. -Fernando Pessoa

More Inspirational Quotes of Fernando Pessoa :

  • Inch by inch I conquered the inner terrain I was born with. Bit by bit I reclaimed the swamp in which I’d languished. I gave birth to my infinite being, but I had to wrench myself out of me with forceps. -Fernando Pessoa

  • In this metallic age of barbarians, only a relentless cultivation of our ability to dream, to analyse and to captivate can prevent our personality from degenerating into nothing or else into a personality like all the rest. -Fernando Pessoa

  • It’s been months since I last wrote. I’ve lived in a state of mental slumber, leading the life of someone else. I’ve felt, very often, a vicarious happiness. I haven’t existed. I’ve been someone else. I’ve lived without thinking. -Fernando Pessoa

  • In order to understand, I destroyed myself. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I’ve never done anything but dream. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. My only real concern has been my inner life. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I’m losing my taste for everything, including even my taste for finding everything tasteless. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Every gesture is a revolutionary act. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I bear the wounds of all the battles I avoided. -Fernando Pessoa

  • If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Life is an experimental journey undertaken involuntarily. -Fernando Pessoa

  • To write is to forget. Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life. -Fernando Pessoa

  • To know nothing about yourself is to live. To know yourself badly is to think. -Fernando Pessoa

  • We worship perfection because we can’t have it; if we had it, we would reject it. Perfection is inhuman, because humanity is imperfect. -Fernando Pessoa

  • We are two abysses – a well staring at the sky. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Whether or not they exist, we’re slaves to the gods. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Strength without agility is a mere mass. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Fraternity has subtleties. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I believe that saying a thing is to keep its virtues and take away its terror. -Fernando Pessoa

More Inspirational Quotes of Fernando Pessoa :

  • I pass times, I pass silences, formless worlds pass me by. -Fernando Pessoa

  • Yes, talking to people makes me sleepy. -Fernando Pessoa

  • The beauty of a naked body is felt only by the dressed races. -Fernando Pessoa

  • You breathe better when you’re rich. -Fernando Pessoa

  • My joy is as painful as my pain. -Fernando Pessoa

  • I always live in the present. The future I can’t know. The past I no longer have. -Fernando Pessoa

  • To be understood is to prostitute yourself. -Fernando Pessoa

  • It’s been a long time since I’ve been me. -Fernando Pessoa

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