My Garden


"Some people grumble that roses have thorns;
I am grateful that thorns have roses."
Alphonse Karr

Passing Time


"As I sit and wait and fear
and watch the hours go - 
Everything that happened here,
happened long ago."
Lang Leav

Empty Corridors


"Always in my love, the night breaks.
Always in myself, my enemy.
And always in my always, the same absence."
Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Of the people, By the people, For the people


"Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence 
and an appeal to the essence of being."
Albert Camus

Ribatejo


"I come bearing an olive branch in one hand
and the freedom fighter's gun in the other.
Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand."
Yasser Arafat

Chalking Out


"Give me fish and I eat for a day.
Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime."
Chinese Proverb

Curiosity



"- the instinct that leads some to look through the keyhole, 
and others to discover America."
Eça de Queirós

Take the Moment


"You see things
and you say, 'Why?'
But I dream things that never were
and I ask 'Why not?'".
George Bernard Shaw

Chords


"And in the highest neighborhood of the dream
I place the fado that knew how to create
Aguardente and medronho
That can make me sing."
Carlos do Carmo