"The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others."
"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."Jose Saramago on Joel Osteen
"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."Jose Saramago on Michael Jordan
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."Jose Saramago on Albert Einstein
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."Jose Saramago on Thomas Jefferson
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."Jose Saramago on Winston Churchill
"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."
"I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are."