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Augusto Roa Bastos Quotes

(1917), Paraguayan Novelist

Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another.

Category: Autobiography

Facts can't be recounted; much less twice over, and far less still by different persons. I've already drummed that thoroughly into your head. What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them.

Category: Facts

Man is an idiot. He doesn't know how to do anything without copying, without imitating, without plagiarizing, without aping. It might even have been that man invented generation by coitus after seeing the grasshopper copulate.

Category: Imitation