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Children, who want at all costs to have their way, are closest to God, for they want to exist. Which translation shall I read then? I feel sad because of whom I never was, and I don’t know with what kind of nostalgia I miss him. The fernqndo of prose with the mediocrity of people around me.

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This fits with how Soares claims the book came to be, which you quoted. I have been all around Europe. When I found it, I did something I try not to do: An abandoned shack that has fallen in disuse.

Somewhere in the depths of my diaphragm there is this core, a source of that intuition. I believe they didquiet inside myself too, though it will be a long time before the snow there melts. There is already considerable duplication in the work.

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See all books by Fernando Pessoa. In this wonderful autobiography which Pessoa called: One cannot read this book of fragmentary thoughts as quickly as one would others, for instead of plot or story, one finds style and syntax that reveal the human condition and psyche. Pessoa called this work as a factless biography. One can comprehend the causal chain, and be transported onto a plane where they hold the power to infinite and truth.

I am the same old person from year to year, but every moment I am also becoming someone new. Even if its incompleteness makes it a failed book, it is still one of the very best. Flow vainly, aimlessly, consciousness conscious of nothing, a vague, distant glimmer through leafy clearings, with no known source or destination. My experience was rather similar to yours.

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In what sense is The Book of Disquiet a book? Dec 31, Pages. Me quejo, como una criada enferma.

And he is also you. Here are a few favorite passages which stand out for me from “B of D”: Between myself and life there have always been panes of opaque glass, undetectable to me by sight or touch; I never actually lived life according to a plan, I was the daydream of what I wanted to be, my dream began in my will, my goal was always the first fiction of what I never was.


Is it a book? So, whenever I come across a sentence or a paragraph that strikes me for some reason, I underline it. Every yearning for something that could never happen. I concern myself only with myself. Pessoa’s writing really consumed me at times.

I can’t help but to be grateful. There are so many incisive passages in The Book of Disquiet that seem worthy of unpacking. The waves, the sand, the tide. And that to me is the longed-for experience of reading great literature, an experience that Pessoa excels at evoking to a rare degree, this sense of feeling chasms open up before your eyes as you work your way through these seemingly mundane statements. Oh, God, this is amazing.