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It is economic power that determines political power, and governments become the political functionaries of economic power. Jose Saramago#Power 101
Jose Saramago#Power 101
People live with the illusion that we have a democratic system, but it's only the outward form of one. In reality we live in a plutocracy, a government of the rich. Jose Saramago#Government 64
Jose Saramago#Government 64
Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer. Jose Saramago#best 58
Jose Saramago#best 58
I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined. Jose Saramago#Home 55
Jose Saramago#Home 55
Human vocabulary is still not capable, and probably never will be, of knowing, recognizing, and communicating everything that can be humanly experienced and felt. Jose Saramago#Capable 52
Jose Saramago#Capable 52
The amber light came on. Jose Saramago#First 42
Jose Saramago#First 42
What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being? Jose Saramago#Being 38
Jose Saramago#Being 38
I am traveling less in order to be able to write more. I select my travel destinations according to their degree of usefulness to my work. Jose Saramago#Travel 38
Jose Saramago#Travel 38
The period that I could consider the most important in my literary work came about beginning with the Revolution, and in a certain way, developed as a consequence of the Revolution. But it was also a result of the counterrevolutionary coup of November 1975. Jose Saramago#Beginning 35
Jose Saramago#Beginning 35
Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you're saying you have a political conscience but you don't agree with any of the existing parties. Jose Saramago#Home 35
Jose Saramago#Home 35
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