Augusto Roa Bastos Quotes

 

What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what’s behind them.

— Augusto Roa Bastos

The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing.

— Augusto Roa Bastos

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

— Augusto Roa Bastos

In all nations an exceptional man exists that compensates the deficiencies of the remainder. In those moments, when humanity is found collectively in a state of decadence, there always remain those exceptional beings as point of reference.

— Augusto Roa Bastos

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