Fernando Pessoa Quotes

Who is Fernando Pessoa?

Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa was a Portuguese poet and writer.

Born June 13, 1888
Died November 30, 1935

Books by Fernando Pessoa


Best 8 Quotes by Fernando Pessoa

“No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.”

Fernando Pessoa

“Stones in the way? I keep them all. One day I will build a castle.”

Fernando Pessoa

The Book of Disquiet Quotes

“I feel as if I'm always on the verge of waking up.”

Fernando Pessoa
The Book of Disquiet

“Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.”

Fernando Pessoa
The Book of Disquiet

“My past is everything I failed to be.”

Fernando Pessoa
The Book of Disquiet

“There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful.”

Fernando Pessoa
The Book of Disquiet

“We never love anyone. What we love is the idea we have of someone. It's our own concept — our own selves — that we love.”

Fernando Pessoa
The Book of Disquiet

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“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
The Book of Disquiet

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