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Cesare Pavese

Italian,  Poet
Total Quotes : 25
Ambition Origin Otherwise

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

- Cesare Pavese

World Luxury Paid

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.

- Cesare Pavese

Tongue Give Rather

Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.

- Cesare Pavese

Artists Monks Bourgeois

Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.

- Cesare Pavese

Strength Adversity His

He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.

- Cesare Pavese

Youth Boy Used

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.

- Cesare Pavese

Life Moments Remember

We do not remember days, we remember moments.

- Cesare Pavese

Love Pain Enjoyment

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

- Cesare Pavese

Taken Lessons Given

Lessons are not given, they are taken.

- Cesare Pavese

Love Woman Reveals

One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.

- Cesare Pavese

Joy World Only

The only joy in the world is to begin.

- Cesare Pavese

Always Someone Else

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

- Cesare Pavese

Love Religions Cheapest

Love is the cheapest of religions.

- Cesare Pavese

Power Single Disposition

Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.

- Cesare Pavese

Art Living How

The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.

- Cesare Pavese

Age Closing Masquerade

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

- Cesare Pavese

Reason Ever Good Reason

No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.

- Cesare Pavese

Better Telling Does

One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one's trouble does not make it any better.

- Cesare Pavese

Within Lives Which

It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?

- Cesare Pavese

Love Woman Before

No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.

- Cesare Pavese