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Cesare Pavese

Italian,  Poet
Total Quotes : 25
Artists Monks Bourgeois

Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.

- Cesare Pavese

Ambition Origin Otherwise

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

- 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

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

World Luxury Paid

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

- Cesare Pavese

Strength Adversity His

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

- Cesare Pavese

Tongue Give Rather

Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.

- Cesare Pavese

Love Pain Enjoyment

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

- 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

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

Memories Richness Lies

The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.

- Cesare Pavese

Always Someone Else

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

- 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

Travel Selfishness Your

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

- Cesare Pavese

Reason Ever Good Reason

No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.

- 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

Joy World Only

The only joy in the world is to begin.

- Cesare Pavese

Two Sum Right Answer

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.

- Cesare Pavese

Life Possible Terrifying

If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be.

- Cesare Pavese

Life Moments Remember

We do not remember days, we remember moments.

- Cesare Pavese