Wonderful Quotes of Amadeu de Prado

Um ourives des palavras by Amadeu de Prado. 

“We live here and now, Everything before and in other places is past and mostly forgotten”.

“What could – what should be done, with all the time that lies ahead of us? Open and unshaped, feather light in its freedom and lead-heavy in its uncertainty? Is it a wish, dreamlike and nostalgic, to stand once again at that point in life, and be able to take a completely different direction to the one which has made us who we are?”

“We leave something of ourselves behind, only leave a place, we stay there even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. We travel to ourselves when we go to a place though we have covered a stretch of our life, no matter how brief it may have been. But by travelling to ourselves we must confront our own loneliness. And isn’t it so everything we do is done out of fear of loneliness? Isn’t that why we renounce all the things we will regret at the end of our lives?”

“When dictatorship is a fact, revolution is a duty”.

“Is it ultimately a question of self-image that determining idea one has made for oneselve of what has to be accomplished and experienced so that one can approve the life one has lived? If this is the case, the fear of death might be described as the fear of not been able to become whom one planned to be. If the certainty befalls us that it will never be achieved… this homeness, you suddenly don’t know how to live the time, that can no longer be part of a whole life”.

“The real director of life is accident, a director full of cruelty compassion and bewitching charm.”

“The decisive moments of life, when its direction changes forever, are not always marked by large and shown dramatics. In truth, the dramatic moments of a life determining experience, are often unbelieveable low key. When it unfolds its revolutionary effects and insures that a  life is revealed in a brand new light, it does that silently. And in this wonderful silence resides its special nobility.”

“In youth, we live as if we were immortal, knowledge of mortality dances around us like a brittle paper ribbon that barely touches our skin. When, in life does that change? When does the ribbon tighten, until finally it strangles us?”

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  7 comments for “Wonderful Quotes of Amadeu de Prado

  1. Eric Hainy
    March 28 at 3:49 PM

    Good films that make you think are still made. Night Train to Lisbon is one of them.

    • andreeap
      May 19 at 11:02 AM

      Yes, Eric, that’s true. Quotes of Amadeu de Prado are one of my favourites. Also lived in Lisbon and I was delighted.

  2. Conrad
    September 8 at 11:40 PM

    Absolutely a wonderful movie. All of the performers were great. A beautiful story . One of the finest films ever. His philosophy and view of life were exraordinary . Loved every minute . Thanks for an exrraordinary film.

  3. Ankit Tripathy
    March 5 at 9:45 AM

    Couldn’t have asked for a better movie that makes you think and introspect yourself.. impeccable performance by the actors and man oh man, I can’t get over Amadeau’s quotes !!

    • Amadeo
      July 11 at 7:36 PM

      You talk about the movie..I talk about the man..his thoughts alike birds in the sky..free like air.
      There are still a places where his sought could be a way out of despotism and tyranny.
      He has gone but he left behind what we can live for.

  4. A. M. L
    March 19 at 12:51 AM

    I watched this movie three times. Each time, I got very emotional because it took me to my own youth who lived under similar political condition as an activist and similar dictatorship. I also survived the brutal era of dictatorship but unfortunately have not seen any political/social structure changes yet in the country that I was born. Now, I live in exile. I also liked very much the quotes from this movie especially “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution is a duty”. I enjoyed it very much.

  5. Bodhi
    June 25 at 5:52 AM

    Dear wayfarers and friends here.
    I totally agree with what you all write about Amadeu and the film.
    One other film I can watch over and over again, it might have something to with my revolutionary mind and the fact I travelled 40 years ago the same areas where that movie is made and experienced similar thoughts then Che ..
    It’s ” motorcycle diaries ”
    I am sure you all will enjoy this one , that means if you haven’t seen it yet.

    Enjoy and bless for your wonderful comments 🙏
    Bodhi

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