Fernando Pessoa

Portugal
13 Jun 1888 // 30 Nov 1935
Poet

We never love anyone. What we love is the idea we have of someone. It's our own concept—our own selves—that we love.

The Book of Disquiet

Quote Image



Search
On Amazon

The Book of Disquiet

Fernando Pessoa

 

On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
Essays
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
Essays