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17 Quotes from Brazilian writer Jorge Amado

Jorge Amado was a Brazilian writer born on August 10, 1912. One of the best known of modern Brazilian writers, Amado often depiced an optiistic outlook that contrasted with a country beset in social and economic differences. Today we share 17 quotes from Jorge Amdo, whom's many novels are still continued to be banned in Brazil and Portugal:

 

On love:

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"Love is a velvet bedspread, it hides the imperfections of humanity."

"Love can not be bought or sold, but one cannot escape it."

"That's the very reason why love is eternal ... because it is forever renewed. Passions die, love remains."

"Love is not to be proven or measured... It exists, and that is enough."

 

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"Neither he or she knew what love is, but they felt that something was going on between them and it was
wonderful."

"Love is always sweet and good, even if death is very close."

"If the choice is between death and love, I prefer love."

"Love - the most wonderful and most terrible thing in the world."

 

On life:

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"The world is like that - incomprehensible and full of surprises."

"Life was good, one had only to live it."

 

On hope and happiness:

"Happiness can not live only with memories, it needs hope for a brighter future."

 

On humanity:

"A human is a human when he is with everybody."

 

On the will power:

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"No wall in the world can resist the will and thought of a man."

 

On writing:

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"Many things I might not write today because I no longer believe them, but I wouldn't change them, since I
believed them at the time."

 

On the truth:

"...it is a very risky thing for anyone to go about proclaiming the truth simply because he finds himself in
possession of concrete documentary proofs or on the evidence of his own eyes, which is always
overestimated."

 

Quotes from his book Gabirela, Clavo y Canela:

"I believe that she has the kind of magic that causes revolutions and promotes great discoveries. There’s
nothing I enjoy more than to observe Gabriela in the midst of a group of people. Do you know what she
reminds me of? A fragrant rose in a bouquet of artificial flowers."

"I have already told you Father, more than once: I’m not going to subject myself to a husband chosen for me,
I’m not going to bury myself in some planter’s kitchen, and I’m not going to be a servant to some doctor or
lawyer in Ilhéus. I want to live my own life. When I finish school at the end of the year, I want to go to work in
an office."

 

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She was beautiful but not like those girls in the magazines she was beautiful for the way she thought she was beautiful for that sparkle in her eyes

She was beautiful but not like those girls in the magazines she was beautiful for the way she thought she was beautiful for that sparkle in her eyes

Guard your time fiercely be generous with it but be intentional about it

Guard your time fiercely be generous with it but be intentional about it

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