Eu quero ser sempre aquilo com quem simpatizo,
Eu torno-me sempre, mais tarde ou mais cedo,
Aquilo com quem simpatizo, seja uma pedra ou uma ânsia,
Seja uma flor ou uma ideia abstrata,
Seja uma multidão ou um modo de compreender deus.
E eu simpatizo com tudo, vivo de tudo em tudo.
São-me simpáticos os homens superiores porque são superiores,
E são-me simpáticos os homens inferiores porque são superiores também,
Porque ser inferior é diferente de ser superior,
E por isso é uma superioridade a certos momentos de visão.
Simpatizo com alguns homens pelas suas qualidades de caráter,
E simpatizo com outros pela sua falta dessas qualidades,
E com outros ainda simpatizo por simpatizar com eles,
E há momentos absolutamente orgânicos em que esses são todos os homens.
Sim, como sou rei absoluto da minha simpatia,
Basta que ela exista para que tenha razão de ser.
Álvaro de Campos, “Passagem das horas”.
Finding truth is difficult and the road to it is rough.
As seekers after truth, you will be wise to withhold judgement and not simply put your trust in the writings of the ancients.
You must question and critically examine those writings from every side.
You must submit only to argument and experiment and not to the sayings of any person.
For every human being is vulnerable to all kinds of imperfection.
As seekers after truth, we must also suspect and question our own ideas as we perform our investigations, to avoid falling into prejudice or careless thinking.
Take this course, and truth will be revealed to you.أبو علي، الحسن بن الحسن بن الهيثم
On the day when it will be possible for woman to love not in her weakness but in her strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself—on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life and not of mortal danger.Simone de Beauvoir
I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself (…)
I am awfully greedy, I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish…
Simone de Beauvoir
To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer,to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.
We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. Are we lost on that? Perhaps, we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we’ve barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.Interstellar