Carlos Drummond de Andrade Quotes (1 quote)
The Economist, 4th December 2010, p.58
“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.”
The Letters of Victor Hugo: From Exile, and After the Fall of the Empire, Volume 2 (1898)
“It's just not easy to explain to someone else what you don't understand yourself.”
Poems, New and Collected, 1957-1997 (2000 edition), p. xv
“Life is one big road with lots of signs.
So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind.
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy.
Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.
Wake Up and Live!”
Wake Up and Live! on Survival (1979) - Song Lyrics
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCarlos Drummond de Andrade
Born: October 31, 1902
Died: August 17, 1987 (aged 84)
Bio: Carlos Drummond de Andrade was perhaps the most influential Brazilian poet of the 20th century. He has become something of a national poet; his poem Canção Amiga was printed on the 50 cruzados bill. He is considered to be among the greatest Brazilian poets of all time.
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