I am not a prophet.
More Quotes from Jose Saramago:I can't imagine myself outside any kind of social or political involvement.
Some people spend their entire lives reading but never get beyond reading the words on the page, they don't understand that the words are merely stepping stones placed across a fast-flowing river, and the reason they're there is so that we can reach the farther shore, it's the other side that matters.
Beginning with adolescence, my political formation was oriented in the ideological direction of Marxism. It was natural, being that my thinking was influenced by an atmosphere of active critical resistance. That was the way it was during all of the dictatorship and up to the Revolution of 1974.
I do not just write, I write what I am. If there is a secret, perhaps that is it.
The U.S. needs to control the Middle East, the gateway to Asia. It already has military installations in Uzbekistan.
It would not be a question of censoring oneself, but of using common sense.
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So people think I'm lying about my age all the time? It's the records that are wrong. I've never told anyone how old I am. The minute they ask me, I say 'That's none of your business.' So that means I've never once lied about my age. Now that's true!
That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.
I came to Congress to help reduce spending.