Jorge Amado quotes

  • Love is not to be proven or measured...It exists, and that is enough.
    -- Jorge Amado

    #Love Is #Enough

  • ...it is a very risky thing for anyone to go about proclaiming the truth simply because he finds himself in possession of concrete documentary proofs or on the evidence of his own eyes, which is always overestimated.
    -- Jorge Amado

    #Eye #Documentaries #Proof

  • Night was running ahead of itself.
    -- Jorge Amado

    #Running #Night

  • I am like my characters - sometimes even the female ones.
    -- Jorge Amado

    #Character #Female #Sometimes

  • Life was good, one had only to live it.
    -- Jorge Amado

  • Love--the most wonderful and most terrible thing in the world.
    -- Jorge Amado

    #World #Wonderful #Terrible

  • I have already told you Father, more than once: I’m not going to subject myself to a husband chosen for me, I’m not going to bury myself in some planter’s kitchen, and I’m not going to be a servant to some doctor or lawyer in Ilhéus. I want to live my own life. When I finish school at the end of the year, I want to go to work in an office
    -- Jorge Amado

    #Husband #Father #School

  • I believe that she has the kind of magic that causes revolutions and promotes great discoveries. There’s nothing I enjoy more than to observe Gabriela in the midst of a group of people. Do you know what she reminds me of? A fragrant rose in a bouquet of artificial flowers.
    -- Jorge Amado

    #Flower #Believe #Discovery

  • He owned a whole world full of memories, of lovely moments relived and happy recollections. I'm not saying he was happy or that he didn't suffer. He suffered very much, but he did not despair; he still drew nourishment from what he had been given. But the sadness never left him. Happiness needs more than memories of the past to feed on; it also needs dreams of the future.
    -- Jorge Amado

    #Dream #Memories #Sadness

  • The world is like that -- incomprehensible and full of surprises .
    -- Jorge Amado

    #World #Surprise

  • That’s the very reason why love is eternal,’ concluded João Fulgêncio, ‘because it is forever renewed. Passions die, love remains.
    -- Jorge Amado

    #Passion #Love Is #Forever