Eduardo Galeano was undoubtedly a great man who did not leave anyone indifferent.
This Uruguayan writer, author of international titles, such as Memory of the fire (1986) and The open veins of Latin America (1971), offered his readers reflections on the world, love, religion, football and all that is related to the news.
In order to pay tribute to his person and his career, we offer you in this article 21 sentences which reflect his strong commitment to the world and the great thinker he was.
1- The world is divided mainly between the unworthy and the indignant, and everyone will be on which side he wants or can be …
2- If I fell, it was because I was walking. And to walk is wortheven if you fall.
3- REMEMBERING: From Latin re-cordis, ironing through the heart …
4- To not be silent, you have to start by not being deaf.
5- Only fools believe that silence is a void. He is never empty. And sometimes the best way to communicate is silence.
6- Now, America is for the world, nothing more than the United States: we live, at most, in a sub-America, a second-zone America, a nebulous identification. It is Latin America, the region of open veins.
7- If nature were a bank, she would have been saved already.
8- For me, the only certainty worthy of faith are those who have breakfast doubts every morning.
9- Does the so-called international community exist? Is it something more than a club of merchants, bankers and warriors? Is it something more than the artistic name that the United States gives itself when they play?
10- Charity is humiliating because it is exercised vertically and from above; solidarity is horizontal and implies mutual respect.
11- The moral code of the millennium does not condemn injustice, but failure.
12- Violence breeds violence, as we know; but it also generates profits for the violence industry, which sells it as a spectacle and becomes an object of consumption.
13. I think we are born sons of days, because every day has a story and we are the stories that we live …
14. Hunger is breakfasting fear. The fear of silence stuns the streets. Fear threatens: If you love, you will have AIDS. If you smoke, you will have cancer. If you breathe, you will have pollution.
15- Love can be provoked, dropping a handful of dust from me, negligently, in a coffee or soup or drink. It can be provoked, but it can not be prevented.
Holy water does not prevent it, the powder of the host does not prevent it; garlic is not useful either. Love is deaf to the divine Word and the fate of witches.
There is no government decree that can stop it or a potion that can prevent it, even if the vivandières proclaim infallible drinks in the markets with guarantees and everything.
16- The poor against the poor, as usual: poverty is too short a cover, and each band pulls on its side.
17- The walls are an impression of the poor.
18. Hunger is breakfasting fear. The fear of silence stuns the streets. Fear threatens: If you love, you will have AIDS. If you smoke, you will have cancer. If you breathe, you will have pollution. If you drink, you will have accidents. If you eat, you will have cholesterol. If you speak, you will have unemployment. If you walk, you will have violence. If you think, you will have anxiety. If you doubt, you will be mad. If you smell, you will have solitude.
19. Poor children are the ones who suffer the most from the contradiction between a culture that sends to consume and a reality that forbids it.
20- The story is a prophet with a look turned to the past: for what it has been, and against what it has been, she announces what will be.
21- Utopia is in the horizon. I approach two steps, she moves two steps. I walk ten steps and the horizon moves ten steps further.
We thank Eduardo Galeano for his words that inspired us so much.