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The Book of Disquiet Quotes Showing of 1, 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. The other fernahdo make no such retreat— some because they use visible and hence vital formulas, others because they live from human life itself.

Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life. Everything interests me, but nothing holds me. Words were my only truth.

I’ve written sentences whose sound, read out loud or silently impossible to hide their soundcan only be of something that acquired absolute exteriority and a full-fledged soul. I fernxndo know what to think or what I am. And the show I’m attending is myself. It’s our own concept—our own selves—that we love. When the right words were said, all was done; the rest was the sand that fesasosiego always been.


A poem is the expression of ideas or feelings a language no one uses, because no one talks in verse. To have every opinion is to be a poet.

There are phrases from literary works that have a positively human personality.

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In dreams I have achieved everything. Travel is the traveler. Even the sun discourages and depresses me. I was never convinced of what I believed in. To have no opinions is to exist.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’m two, and both keep their distance — Siamese twins that aren’t attached. There are passages from my own writing that chill me with fright, so distinctly do I feel them as people, so sharply outlined do they appear against the walls of my room, at night, in shadows No one tires of dreaming, because to dream is to forget, and forgetting does not weigh on us, it is a dreamless sleep throughout which we remain awake.

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This isn’t the case with literature. There are images tucked away in books that live more vividly than many men and women. A novel is a story of what never was, a play is a novel without narration.

Literature, however, retreats from life by turning in into slumber. Like a complete outsider, a casual observer of whom I thought I was, I’ve always enjoyed watching my daydreams go down in defeat. To be understood is to prostitute oneself.


My whole life, my memories, my imagination and its contents, my personality – it’s all evaporating. What I’m attending here is a show with another set. All I hear is the symphony.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Refresh and try again. What I confess is unimportant, because everything is unimportant. What we see isn’t what we see but what we are.

I filled my hands with sand, called it gold, and opened them up to let it slide through. What we love is the idea we have of someone. Want to Read saving…. I attend to everything, dreaming all the while.

My only real concern has been my inner life. To know yourself badly is to think. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. Perfection is inhuman, because humanity is imperfect. Music soothes, the visual arts exhilarates, the performing arts such as acting and dance entertain. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.