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Octavio Paz – 6 Quotes

 

6 Quotes by Octavio Paz

 

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.

– Octavio Paz


Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers… What we call art is a game.

– Octavio Paz


Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.

– Octavio Paz


Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.

– Octavio Paz


To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes to hear it is to see it with our ears.

– Octavio Paz


Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.

– Octavio Paz