Fernando Pessoa Quote

The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world's existence. All these half-tones of the soul's consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.


The Book of Disquiet (ed. Penguin UK, 2002) - ISBN: 9780141914046

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The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are...

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The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are...

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The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are...

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The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are...