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All Quotes by author - Eduardo Galeano
" Almost all wars, perhaps all, are trade wars connected with some material interest. They are always disguised as sacred wars, made in the name of God, or civilization or progress. But all of them, or almost all of the wars, have been trade wars. "
" A lot of leftists think it is soccer's fault that people don't think, while most rightists are convinced that soccer is a proof that people think with their feet. "
" Always in all my books I'm trying to reveal or help to reveal the hidden greatness of the small, of the little, of the unknown - and the pettiness of the big. "
" Disasters are called natural, as if nature were the executioner and not the victim. "
" Each day has a story to - deserves to be told, because we are made of stories. I mean, scientists say that human beings are made of atoms, but a little bird told me that we are also made of stories. "
" Each time a new war is disclosed in the name of the fight of the good against evil, those who are killed are all poor. It's always the same story repeating once and again and again. "
" Even though professional soccer has become more about business and less about the game itself, I still believe football is a party for the legs that play it and for the eyes that watch it. "
" Every two weeks, a language dies. The world is diminished when it loses its human sayings, just as when it loses its diversity of plants and beasts. "
" From 8 A.M. until noon, I am pessimistic. Then from 1 P.M. until 4, I feel optimistic. "
" From their castle in Zurich, the owners of soccer do not propose, they impose. That's their way. "
" Here in the United States, corporations has human rights. And then why not - why not nature also, if corporations can defend themselves, saying, 'We have human rights?' Well, let's admit that nature also should be protected. "
" History never really says goodbye. History says, 'See you later.' "
" I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S. "
" I am grateful to journalism for waking me up to the realities of the world. "
" I am quite prehistoric, absolutely prehistoric. "
" If nature were a bank, they would have already rescued it. "
" I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead, 'A pretty move, for the love of God.' And when good football happens, I give thanks for the miracle, and I don't give a damn which team or country performs it. "
" I'm attracted to soccer's capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball. "
" I'm a writer obsessed with remembering: with remembering the past of America above all - and above all, that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to forgetfulness. "
" In 1492, the natives discovered they were Indians; they discovered they lived in America. "
" Indignation must always be the answer to indignity. Reality is not destiny. "
" In the Age of the Almighty Computer, drones are the perfect warriors. They kill without remorse, obey without kidding around, and they never reveal the names of their masters. "
" I remember that - you know, I didn't receive a formal education. I was educated in the Montevideo cafe, in the cafes of Montevideo. There, I received my first lessons in the art of telling stories, storytelling. "
" I think the purpose of the writer is to help us see. The writer is someone who can perhaps have the joy of helping others see. "
" It's a difficult competition against silence, because silence is a perfect language, the only language which says with no words. "
" I wanted to be a soccer player, and I became the best of the best, the number one, better than Maradona, better than Pele, and even better than Messi - but only at night, nighttime, during my dreams. When I wake up, I realized that I have wooden legs and that I'm doomed to be a writer. "
" Less is always more. The best language is silence. We live in a time of a terrible inflation of words, and it is worse than the inflation of money. "
" Most of wars or military coups or invasions are done in the name of democracy against democracy. "
" My language is a feel-thinking language, feeling and thinking at once, that is why it is a celebration of life, and at once it is a denunciation of everything that is not allowed in life to be real life, it's plenitude. "
" Reality is very, very contradictory, and so I try to write just perfecting what I see, what I read, what I feel, in a feel-thinking way. Not only giving ideas, or receiving ideas, or trying to explain something, but mainly feel-thinking, a feel-thinking language able to tie the heart and the mind, which have been divorced. "
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