Mario benedetti is one of the most recognized latin american authors, knows a little more about his way of thinking and seeing life through these phrases. Mario benedetti is one of the most recognized authors of latin america, his literary production included more than eighty books, some of which was translated into more than twenty languages.
Born in uruguay on september 14, 1920, mario benedetti was forced to leave his country due to the 1973 coup d’etat and to resign his position as director of the department of hispanic-american literature in the faculty of humanities and sciences of the university of republic of montevideo. Member of the generation of 45, like juan carlos onetti, mario benedetti was an author with great sensitivity and extraordinary literary talent.
To commemorate 97 years of his birth, we share some of his best phrases and reflections.
- Do not go to believe what they tell you about the world (not even what i am telling you) i already told you that the world is uncountable?
- You do not always do what you want but you have the right not to do what you do not want.
- Peace is accepting the difference of the other.
- Death is a tedious experience; for others, especially for others.
- A pessimist is just a well-informed optimist.
- When we thought we had all the answers, suddenly, they changed all the questions?
- Some things of the past disappeared but others open a gap to the future and are the ones that i want to rescue?