1917-, Paraguayan Novelist
Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another.
Augusto Roa Bastos – [Autobiography]
Facts can't be recounted; much less twice over, and far less still by different persons. I've already drummed that thoroughly into your head. What happens is that your wretched memory remembers the words and forgets what's behind them.
Augusto Roa Bastos – [Facts]
Man is an idiot. He doesn't know how to do anything without copying, without imitating, without plagiarizing, without aping. It might even have been that man invented generation by coitus after seeing the grasshopper copulate.
Augusto Roa Bastos – [Imitation]
The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing.
Augusto Roa Bastos – [Change]