March 14, 2004

March 14, 2004 12:19 AM

“All true emotion is a lie to the intelligence since emotion doesn’t fit it. Accordingly, all true emotion is falsely expressed. Expressing oneself is saying what one doesn’t feel.”

“To feign is to know oneself.”

“No age transmits its sensibility to the next; it merely transmits the intelligence of that sensibility. Through emotion we are ourselves; through intelligence we’re someone else. Intelligence disperses us; that is why it’s through what disperses us that we ourselves survive. Each age gives its successor only that which it was not.”

– Fernando Pessoa 1888-1935