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moran_matthew: ‘In this metallic age of barbarians, only a relentless cultivation of our ability to dream, to analyse and to captivate can prevent our personality from degenerating into nothing or else into a personality like all the rest.’ ~ Fernando Pessoa

litutopia: “I wasn’t meant for reality, but life came and found me.” — Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet Artwork by: Ashley Jihye

Ahmed_Halim_E: “I wasn’t meant for reality, but life came and found me.” — Fernando Pessoa Artwork by: Ashley Jihye

SJXSJC: "I am the escaped one, After I was born, They locked me up inside me, But I left. My soul seeks me, Through hills and valley, I hope my soul, Never finds me." - Fernando Pessoa.

QuotesToolbox: I always live in the present. The future I can't know. The past I no longer have. --Fernando Pessoa 220503

iherb23voucher6: There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful. Fernando Pessoa ~iherb

pkmn_philosophy: In the words of the immortal Fernando Pessoa, Do you know about APRICORNS? Crack one open, hollow it out and fit it with a special device. Then you can catch POKEMON with it.

JoseReisMachado: Very strange people yes,now We can imagine what happened,XX century,Germany allied Russia,crazy culture of tyranny,ignorance&fanaticism,our Fernando Pessoa said to fight against always,Love will prevail but to late for many Persons included that strange wo(men) with affraid&anger

moffatmuraya: “I belonged always to whatever was far from me and to whatever I could never be.” - Fernando Pessoa: The Book of Disquiet.

yellow_dusk: "Small-minded critics point out that such-and-such poem, with its protracted cadences, in the end says merely that it's a nice day. But to say it's a nice day is difficult, and the nice day itself passes on." – Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

AgnesCallard: ...I will confess I esp enjoyed the essay by Nuno Amado that argues (contra me) that Fernando Pessoa is not a philosopher.

tayfunpoyraz351: Who among us, looking back down the path of no return, can say they followed it in the right way? — Fernando Pessoa

DurrellSociety: Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet Translated by Richard Zenith

sakoiya: “My soul is impatient with itself, as with a bothersome child; its restlessness keeps growing and is forever the same. Everything interests me, but nothing holds me.” - Fernando Pessoa

oso_icy: "No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with" Fernando Pessoa 1888-1935

Maraaaks: "Why is art beautiful? Because it is useless. Why is life ugly? Because it is all made up of goals, purposes and intentions." Fernando Pessoa

DurrellSociety: Who among us, looking back down the path of no return, can say they followed it in the right way? — Fernando Pessoa

pkmn_philosophy: In the words of the immortal Fernando Pessoa, I am LORELEI of the ELITE FOUR! No one can best me when it comes to icy POKEMON!

LFeldmanBarrett: The full video from Monday's Systems Neuroscience workshop is now available, with Ben Hayden, Luiz Pessoa, Barbara Finlay, Joe LeDoux, Paul Cisek, and Patricia Churchland, and myself. The YouTube page has bookmarks to jump to each talk.

kafka_aise_kyun: all that we know is our own impression of ourselves, all that we are is our external impression, separate from us. fernando pessoa book of disquiet.

the_shalmani27: There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful. -Fernando Pessoa

_bloomsqueen: there are poems displayed in the metro where I live. This is the one right in front of me today: ”XIII Lightly, lightly, very lightly A very light wind passes, And it goes away just as lightly, And I don’t know what I’m thinking, Nor do I wish to know.” Fernando Pessoa

UmraniMurad: I bear the wounds of all the battles I avoided. -Fernando Pessoa

GalanZJ1: I'd woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist. ~Fernando Pessoa

malnote: I want to face Fernando Pessoa

dias_art: These are the grades of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (English, Latin, French, History, Arithmetic, Algebra, Euclid, Writing, Drawing, Conduct)

AshtonWard612: "I know no other reason to love you than to love you." — Fernando Pessoa♪♫

Aslam_Atta: “Destiny gave me only two things: a few accounting books and the gift of dreaming.” —Fernando Pessoa

SofiaJoubert: * Could it think, the heart would stop beating. - Fernando Pessoa © Naomi Tydeman

doug_marco: “In order to understand, I destroyed myself.” ― Fernando Pessoa Old Flame photograph by Noe Sendas (2013).

doug_marco: “In order to understand, I destroyed myself.” ― Fernando Pessoa Charlotte Suite photograph by Noe Sendas (2015).

yellow_dusk: "Fall gently and lightly, shimmering blue paleness of this aquatic afternoon – gently, lightly sadly over the cold and simple earth." – Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet (tr. Zenith), §191

thinkers50: “Strength without agility is a mere mass,” said Fernando Pessoa. So simple, yet so difficult to implement in day-to-day business. We’re spotlighting agility in a webinar on May 18th to help you get there. Join us:

GRussell242: "I know no other reason to love you than to love you." — Fernando Pessoa✸♥

allimccurdyy: where’s fernando pessoa twitter at

MisterLies: fernando pessoa… a man after my own heart

ingilizcesokagi: There is a great tiredness in the middle of my heart. Fernando Pessoa

TFitanoglou: 3 of 5 stars to I Have More Souls Than One by Fernando Pessoa

teethofangels: "It seems I’ve stopped speaking with my voice. Part of me fell asleep and just watches." Fernando Pessoa

solexyoghurt: crazy how if you grow up in Lisbon your school will take you on a class trip to Fernando Pessoa's house. relatedly: currently in Bologna where huge photos of Pasolini are everywhere, including one of a young Pasolini playing football hanging right by the city's football stadium.

fishpoIe: “thinking is still a form of acting. only in sheer reverie, where nothing active intervene and even our self awareness gets stuck in the mud— only there, in this warm and damp state of non being, can total renunciation of action be achieved” ~Fernando Pessoa

fishpoIe: “We never know self realization. We are two abysses - a well staring at the sky.” ~ Fernando Pessoa

fishpoIe: “to have opinions is to sell out to yourself. to have no opinion is to exist. to have every opinion is to be a poet” ~ Fernando Pessoa

yellow_dusk: "Lɪᴛᴀɴʏ We never know self-realization. We are two abysses – a well staring at the sky." - Bernardo Soares (Fernando Pessoa, tr. Richard Zenith, The Book of Disquiet, §11)

alf_fahama: You ever just read something and find it perfectly fits your situation? Extract from The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

alf_fahama: This book is full of GEMS! The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

aanya661: “what I am aches in me” ~ Fernando Pessoa

wanderingsag: In every corner of my soul there is an altar to a different god. ~Fernando Pessoa

wanderingsag: All lovers have kissed one another in my soul. ~Fernando Pessoa

pkmn_philosophy: 'Yahoo! It's Friday! I'm FRIEDA of Friday! Nice to meet you! Here's a POISON BARB for you!' – Fernando Pessoa

Pendidikan4Id: “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” ― Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

Veronika_or: My husband is reading Fernando Pessoa's The Book of Disquiet, and he described it as "the great hiccups of our time". And no, I'm not going to ask what that would mean. Sometimes things just have to stay where they are.

antonietagalvao: It's easy to change the words It is difficult to interpret the silences It's easy to walk side by side, It's hard to know how to find yourself It's easy to kiss the face, It's hard to get to the heart! It's easy to shake hands, It's hard to retain the heat Fernando Pessoa

Titania2468: 'Stones in the road? I save every single one, and one day I'll build a castle.' - Fernando Pessoa Magic Castle by Ulla Thynell

keithflaherty: “Destiny gave me only two things: a few accounting books and the gift of dreaming.” —Fernando Pessoa

barcaon: I bear the wounds of all the battles i avoided. ' Fernando Pessoa

Mike_JIS: “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” ― Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet Oh, I don't know. Photography is a pretty good way too.

ascannerburkely: - knock knock - who's there - Fernando Pessoa - Fernando Pessoa who? - Bernardo Soares - Bernardo Soa- ...GDI not this shit again

JustMe93710931: To kill our dream life would be to kill ourselves, to mutilate our soul. Dreaming is the one thing we have that’s really ours, invulnerably and inalterably ours. Fernando Pessoa.

mckinleaf: "Who among us, looking down the path of no return, can say that they followed it the right way?" – Fernando Pessoa

lili_line2: The conflicting impulses of what I feel or do not feel dispute inside who I am. I ignore them. They dictate nothing to the one I know. I write. 'The Innumerable (Vivem em nós inómeros)', Fernando Pessoa

lili_line2: I am enveloped by it as if by a fog and I see the last star glowing above the stub in my ashtray 'Like A Mist (Tenho em mim como una bruma)', Fernando Pessoa the geometric shape in the Astrological Chart that Fernando Pessoa drew for him around 1914.

fishpoIe: “I wasn’t meant for reality, but life came and found me.” ~ Fernando Pessoa

hazemun: To we love means we are tired of being alone, which is reveal cowrdness and betrayal to our own self. -Fernando Pessoa

MinusOptimist: Fernando Pessoa - The Book of Disquiet //  Milan Kundera - Immortality

DWhitneys85: "I know no other reason to love you than to love you." — Fernando Pessoa♪❉

Carl_Kruse: I bear the wounds of all the battles I avoided. ― Fernando Pessoa

Ynfinteractive: thoughtkick: “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” — Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet Disagree and agree

NerveStories: thoughtkick: “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” — Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

fishpoIe: “art gives us the illusion of liberation from the sordid business of being.” ~ Fernando Pessoa

digital_joana: “The end of lower art is to please, the end of average art is to raise the top, the end of superior art is to free.” ― Fernando Pessoa.

Alexandroulykos: “Beauty is a music which, heard In dreams, overflowed into life. But it’s not exactly life: It’s the life that dreamed.” — Fernando Pessoa

megab0xed: currently reading "the book of disquiet" by fernando pessoa, cuz i want to be more depressed than i already am

HYork70: "I know no other reason to love you than to love you." — Fernando Pessoa✣☺

DurrellSociety: Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet Translated by Richard Zenith

BoylanRoger: I've always admired Fernando Pessoa, his strange, somnambulist's world of "disquiet"--his word, as in "The Book of Disquiet," a collection of thoughts and reflections by Bernardo Soares, one of Pessoa's heteronyms. Here's Pessoa-or Soares?-heading to the cafe for a vinho verde.

fishpoIe: “I had woken up early, and I took a long time getting ready to exist.” -~ Fernando Pessoa

_Iusta: Literature simulates life. A novel is a story of what never was, a play is a novel without narration. A poem is the expression of ideas or feelings a language no one uses, because no one talks in verse. - Fernando Pessoa

_Iusta: From so much self-revising, I’ve destroyed myself. From so much self-thinking, I’m now my thoughts and not I. - Fernando Pessoa

LizanneFlynn: “Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.” ― Fernando Pessoa

DurrellSociety: What's travel and what good is it? We never disembark from ourselves. — Fernando Pessoa Negreiro

pkmn_philosophy: Fernando Pessoa once said 'Steal and sell! That's basic in crime, bub!'

erik_knudtson: “Whenever someone tells me he dreamed, I wonder if he realizes that he has never done anything but dream.” -Fernando Pessoa

sublationband: Some of my favorite sections of The complete works of Alberto Caeiro by Fernando Pessoa

scottmhughes: "Whenever someone tells me he dreamed, I wonder if he realizes he has never done anything but dream." - Fernando Pessoa

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McGintyKathleen: Yes, at last a certain peace… A certain ancient awareness, Felt in life’s very substance, Which tells me the soul won’t end, No matter what road it follows… - Fernando Pessoa

vernon_w_cisney: “We never know self-realization. We are two abysses—a well staring at the sky.” —Fernando Pessoa

adelmarwa82: Boredom is there not because there is nothing to do, but because nothing is worth doing. - Fernando Pessoa.

22_KBA: The words of others are mistakes of our hearing, shipwrecks of our understanding. How confidently we believe our meanings of other people's words. - Fernando Pessoa

TareenZayn: In the bottom of my soul, there's an intense and invisible grief, a sadness like the sound of someone crying in a dark room - Fernando Pessoa

storizenmag: “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.” - Fernando Pessoa

makbul_deniz: "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

f7m: PORTO. A picture for History. Prof. Freitas-Magalhães, 1st World Congress on Facial Expression of Emotion (1stWCFEE) President, and FEELab/UFP Director, Health Sciences School University Fernando Pessoa, Prof. Salvato Trigo, Rector of UFP, and Prof. Berna…

graceinmyveeins: There are ships sailing to many ports, but not a single one goes where life is not painful. - Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

DeathHagatha: Richard Zenith’s biography of Fernando Pessoa is a Pulitzer finalist

vernon_w_cisney: “Each of us is several, is many, is a profusion of selves.” —Fernando Pessoa

bikhrav: "But do we really live? To live without knowing what life is. Is that living?" –Fernando Pessoa

m4iled: “Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life” ~ Fernando Pessoa

WoeToChorazin: Emil Cioran and Fernando Pessoa are woefully underrated thinkers from whom we stand to learn much about life, pain, and the visceral meaninglessness of existence and the futility of furnishing our own meanings.



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