"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."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Jose Saramago on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Jose Saramago on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Jose Saramago on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Jose Saramago on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Jose Saramago on Saint Augustine
"The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others."
"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."
"Americans have discovered fear."
"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."
"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."