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By Anonym 18 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Rara vez el hincha dice: "hoy juega mi club". Más bien dice "Hoy jugamos nosotros". Bien sabe este jugador número doce que es él quien sopla los vientos de fervor que empujan la pelota cuando ella se duerme, como bien saben los otros once jugadores que jugar sin hinchada es como bailar sin música.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

A pretty move, for the love of God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead: 'A pretty move, for the love of God.' And when good soccer happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don't give a damn which team or country performs it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

The population becomes the internal enemy. Any sign of life, of protest, or even mere doubt, is a dangerous challenge from the standpoint of military doctrine and national security. So complicated mechanisms of prevention adn punishment have been developed ... To operate effectively, the repression must appear arbitrary. Apart from breathing, any human activity can constitute a crime ... State terrorism aims to paralyze the population with fear.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Los datos del Instituto Internacional de Estudios Estratégicos indican que los mayores vendedores de armas son los Estados Unidos, el Reino Unido, Francia y Rusia. En la lista, algunos lugares más atrás, también figura China. Y estos son, casualmente, los cinco países que tienen derecho de veto en el Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas. En buen romance, el derecho de veto significa poder de decisión. La Asamblea General del máximo organismo internacional, donde están todos los países, formula recomendaciones; pero quien decide es el Consejo de Seguridad. La Asamblea habla o calla; el Consejo hace o deshace. O sea: la paz mundial está en manos de las cinco potencias que explotan el gran negocio de la guerra.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

It is highly improbable that the bureaucrat will put his life on the line. It is absolutely impossible that he'll put his job on the line.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

The vicious circle is perfect: foreign debt and foreign investment oblige us to multiply exports that they themselves devour. The task can't be accomplished with gentlemanly manners. To fulfill their function as hostages of foreign prosperity, Latin American workers must be held prisoner, either inside or outside of the jails.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Los puñetazos del corazón contra el pecho. Dos golpes: estoy libre, estoy vivo. Esa necesidad de caminar en cualquier dirección y sin plazo; caminar porque sí, porque quiero, porque se me da la gana. La libertad.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Writing is a marvelous adventure and very labor-intensive: those words run away and try to escape. They are very difficult to capture.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Memory. My poison, my food.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

I was a terrible history student. They taught me history as if it were a visit to a wax museum or to the land of the dead. I was over twenty before I discovered that the past was neither quiet nor mute.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

I'm attracted to soccer's capacity for beauty. When well played, the game is a dance with a ball.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

In this world which is losing faith in so called representative democracy, there are new developments in participatory democracy. These are very interesting developments, reflecting the revitalization of community power with a more and more active presence of minorities in political life, including the presence of women who are of course by no means a minority.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Our defeat was always implicit in the victory of others; our wealth has always generated our poverty by nourishing the prosperity of others - the empires and their native overseers. In the colonial and neocolonial alchemy, gold changes into scrap metal and food into poison.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

I remember that - you know, I didnt 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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

El olvido, dice el poder, es el precio de la paz, mientras nos imponen una paz fundada en la aceptación de la injusticia como normalidad cotidiana. Nos han acostumbrado al desprecio de la vida y a la prohibición de recordar. Los medios de comunicación y los centros de educación no suelen contribuir mucho, que digamos, a la integración de la realidad y su memoria. Cada hecho está divorciado de los demás hechos, divorciado de su propio pasado y divorciado del pasado de los demás. La cultura de consumo, cultura del desvínculo, nos adiestra para creer que las cosas ocurren porque sí. Incapaz de reconocer sus orígenes, el tiempo presente proyecta el futuro como su propia repetición, mañana es otro nombre de hoy: la organización desigual del mundo, que humilla a la condición humana, pertenece al orden eterno, y la injusticia es una fatalidad que estamos obligados a aceptar o aceptar.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

The division of labor among nations is that some specialize in winning and others in losing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Recordar: To remember; from the Latin records, to pass back through the heart

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Utopia lies at the horizon. When I draw nearer by two steps, it retreats two steps. If I proceed ten steps forward, it swiftly slips ten steps ahead. No matter how far I go, I can never reach it. What, then, is the purpose of utopia? It is to cause us to advance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

In this world of ours, a world of powerful centers and subjugated outposts, there is no wealth that must not be held in some suspicion.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Bolivians die with rotted lungs so that the world may consume cheap tin.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Chaplin and Keaton are still the best. They know that there is nothing more serious than laughter, an art demanding infinite work, and that as long as the world revolves, making others laugh is the most splendid of activities.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

There are some writers who feel they are elected by God. I am not. I am elected by the devil - this is clear.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

The tree of life knows that, whatever happens, the warm music spinning around it will never stop. However much death may come, however much blood may flow, the music will dance men and women as long as the air breaths them and the land plows and loves them.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

The division of labor among nations is that some specialize in winning and others in losing. Our part of the world, known today as Latin America, was precocious: it has specialized in losing ever since those remote time when Renaissance Europeans ventured across the ocean and buried their teeth in the throats of the Indian civilizations.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

I like Messi because he doesn't think he is Messi.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

I don't believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is so vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. I have a lot to learn from other people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

A unipolar world - one with only one power - makes sure that this space almost disappears. In a multipolar world this space multiplies. Therefore, there is nostalgia for a multipolar world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Because every single one of us has something to say to the others, something that deserves to be celebrated or forgiven by others

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

The fiesta of soccer, a feast for the legs that play and the eyes that watch, is much more than a big business run by overlords from Switzerland. The most popular sport in the world wants to serve the people who embrace it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

En 1492, los nativos descubrieron que eran indios, descubrieron que vivían en América, descubrieron que estaban desnudos, descubrieron que existía el pecado, descubrieron que debían obediencia a un rey y a una reina de otro mundo y a un dios de otro cielo, y que ese dios había inventado la culpa y el vestido y había mandado que fuera quemado vivo quien adorara al sol y a la luna y a la tierra y a la lluvia que la moja.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Charity, vertical, humiliates. Solidarity, horizontal, helps.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

La utopía está en el horizonte. Camino dos pasos, ella se aleja dos pasos y el horizonte se corre diez pasos más allá. ¿Entonces para qué sirve la utopía? Para eso, sirve para caminar.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

In these lands we are not experiencing the primitive infancy of capitalism but its vicious senility. Underdevelopment isn't a stage of development, but its consequence. Latin America's underdevelopment arises from external development, and continues to feed it. A system made impotent by its function of international servitude, and moribund since birth, has feet of clay. It pretends to be destiny and would like to be thought eternal. All memory is subversive, because it is different, and likewise any program for the future. The zombie is made to eat without salt: salt is dangerous, it could awaken him. The system has its paradigm in the immutable society of ants. For that reason it accords ill with the history of humankind, because that is always changing. And because in the history of humankind every act of destruction meets its response, sooner or later, in an act of creation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Nothing can be defined or derided on the basis of its origin. The important thing is what is done with it and how far a community identifies with something that symbolizes its favourite way of dreaming, living, dancing, playing or loving. This is the positive side of the world: a constant intermingling that produces new responses to new challenges. But because of forced globalization, there's a clear trend these days towards uniformity. This trend comes largely from the ever-greater concentration of power in the hands of large media groups.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

The world is organised by the war economy and the war culture.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

His legs have a mind of their own, his foot shoots by itself... Roberto Baggio is a big horsetail that flicks away opponents as he flows forward in an elegant wave.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

In un certo senso la destra ha ragione quando s'identifica con la tranquillità e con l'ordine: è l'ordine della quotidiana umiliazione della maggioranza, ma è pur sempre un ordine; è la tranquillità dell'ingiustizia che continua a essere ingiusta e della fame affamata.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Where do people earn the Per Capita Income? More than one poor starving soul would like to know. In our countries, numbers live better than people. How many people prosper in times of prosperity? How many people find their lives developed by development?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

The human murder by poverty in Latin America is secret: every year, without making a sound, three Hiroshima bombs explode over communities that have become accustomed to suffering with clenched teeth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Cuando el Estado se hace dueño de la principal riqueza de un país, corresponde preguntarse quién es el dueño del Estado.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

El mundo es eso. Un montón de gente, un mar de fueguitos. Cada persona brilla con luz propia entre todas las demás.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

This work is a torture on the rump but a joy to the heart.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

El siglo XX no engendró una burguesía industrial fuerte y creadora que fuera capaz de reemprender la tarea y llevarla hasta sus últimas consecuencias. Todas las tentativas se quedaron a mitad del camino. A la burguesía industrial de América Latina le ocurrió lo mismo que a los enanos: llegó a la decrepitud sin haber crecido. Nuestros burgueses son, hoy día, comisionistas o funcionarios de las corporaciones extranjeras todopoderosas. En honor a la verdad, nunca habían hecho méritos para merecer otro destino.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

Most of wars or military coups or invasions are done in the name of democracy against democracy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

I can't sleep. There is a woman stuck between my eyelids. I would tell her to get out if I could. But there is a woman stuck in my throat

By Anonym 13 Sep

Eduardo Galeano

In 1492, the natives discovered they were indians, discovered they lived in America, discovered they were naked, discovered that the Sin existed, discovered they owed allegiance to a King and Kingdom from another world and a God from another sky, and that this God had invented the guilty and the dress, and had sent to be burnt alive who worships the Sun the Moon the Earth and the Rain that wets it.