Jean Gaumy | José Saramago

Posted: April 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Quotes

The painter paints, the musician makes music, the novelist writes novels. But I believe that we all have some influence, not because of the fact that one is an artist, but because we are citizens. As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved, it’s the citizen who changes things. I can’t imagine myself outside any kind of social or political involvement. Yes, I’m a writer, but I live in this world and my writing doesn’t exist on a separate level. And if people know who I am and read my books, well, good; that way, if I have something more to say, then everyone benefits.

-José Saramago

LISBON, Portugal—Writer José Saramago, 1990. © Jean Gaumy / Magnum Photos

LISBON, Portugal—Writer José Saramago, 1990. © Jean Gaumy / Magnum Photos

 

Taking pictures is like fishing or writing. It’s getting out of the unknown that which resists and refuses to come to light.

-Jean Gaumy


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José Saramago, 1922 – 2010

Posted: June 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Books, Poetry, Quotes

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

- José Saramago

José Saramago

José Saramago

Every man has his own patch of earth to cultivate. What’s important is that he dig deep.

- José Saramago


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