Insomnia is a vertiginous lucidity that can convert paradise itself into a place of torture.
One should live and die where one was born... I've been bored everywhere I went. What was the point of leaving Coasta Boacu?
Withdraw into yourself, perceive there a silence as old as being, even older...
I lost my sleep, and this is the greatest tragedy that can befall someone. It is much worse than sitting in prison.
However much I have frequented the mystics, deep down I have always sided with the Devil; unable to equal him in power, I have tried to be worthy of him, at least, in insolence, acrimony, arbitrariness and caprice.
The capital phenomenon, the most catastrophic disaster, is uninterrupted sleeplessness, that nothingness without release.
I saw that philosophy had no power to make my life more bearable. Thus I lost my belief in philosophy.