Augusto Roa Bastos was a Paraguayan short story writer and novelist. Bastos volunteered to work in a hospital during the Chaco war when he was just 15 years old. It was during his interactions with the dying soldiers that made him think and motivated him to write. During 1940-1941, Bastos wrote numerous poems and plays, which were played on stage too. ‘El Ruisenor De La Aurora’ was the first book, which he published in the year 1942. Bastos even tried his hands at journalism when he wrote for ‘El Pais’. Bastos also had an alternate career in movies wherein he wrote film scripts and translated most of the Guarani songs into Spanish. Not leaving his writing career behind, he published his collection of short stories titles ‘Thunder among The Leaves’. ‘Hijo de hombre’ was his first major novel and it was published in 1960. It earned him an invitation to teach at the National University of Rosario. ‘Yo el Supremo’, ‘Hijo de hombre’ and ‘El naranjalardiente’ are few of his other popular works. He wrote on various subjects that included humanity, mankind, nature and life. We have gathered few of his quotes and sayings from his work and life.