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I’m losing my taste for everything, including even my taste for finding everything tasteless.

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Fernando Pessoa


"Autopsychography"                                       "Autopsicografia"


The poet is a faker.                                        O poeta é um fingidor.
Who’s so good at his act                                Finge tão complectamente 
He even fakes the pain                                   Que chega a fingir que é dor 
Of pain he feels in fact.                                   A dor que deveras sente.

And those who read his words                         E os que lêm o que escreve,
Will feel in what he wrote                                Na dor lida sentem bem,
Neither of the pains he has                             Não as duas que ele teve,
But just the one they don’t.                             Mas só a que eles não têm.

And so around its track                                   E assim nas calhas de roda
This thing called the heart winds,                     Gira, a enterter a razão,
A little clockwork train                                     Esse comboio de corda
To entertain our minds.                                   Que se chama coração.

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

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Cesario Verde. a Portuguese poet. Love his work, it’s like travelling with a poet for a guide. 

Cesario Verde. a Portuguese poet. Love his work, it’s like travelling with a poet for a guide. 

"be as plural as the Universe"


by Fernando Pessoa

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