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    • Portuguese author best known for writing under a few hundred different personae which he called heteronyms.
    • The poet is a feigner. He feigns so completely That he even feigns that it is pain The pain that he really feels
    • From science we took only its central precept that everything is subject to laws of fate against which no independent action is possible because all action is merely reaction. We observed that this law fitted in well with that other more ncient law of the divine fatality of things and, like feeble athletes abandoning their training, we gave up the struggle and, with all the scrupulous attention of genuine erudition, we concentrated instead on the book of sensation.
      • The Book of Disquiet, p 178, as Bernardo Soares