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Augusto Roa Bastos, (June 13, 1917 April 26, 2005), was a Paraguayan novelist, widely acclaimed as one of the greatest that nation has produced. He was best known for Yo el Supremo (1974; translated as "I, the Supreme"), one of ...

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The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing.

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.
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.
Anyone who attempts to relate his life loses himself in the immediate. One can only speak of another.