Cesare Pavese

38Cesare Pavese Quotes

Italian Poet born on September 09, 1908, died on August 27, 1950

Cesare Pavese was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator. He is widely considered among the major authors of the 20th century in his home country... (source)

Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. view quote

We do not remember days, we remember moments. view quote

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears. view quote

All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition. view quote

Hate is always a clash between our spirit and someone else's body. view quote

No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide. view quote

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. view quote

Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances. view quote

A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man - the one he used to be. view quote

The only joy in the world is to begin. view quote

Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue. view quote

Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state. view quote

Lessons are not given, they are taken. view quote

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