Facts about Octavio Paz

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Octavio Paz was a famous Poet from Mexico, who lived between March 31, 1914 and April 19, 1998. He/she became 84 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 14 quotes who is written / told by Octavio, under the main topic Poetry.

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Famous quotes by Octavio Paz (14)


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"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"
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"Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two"
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"To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears"
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"Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society"
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"Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone"
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"What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism"
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"We are condemned to kill time, thus we die bit by bit"
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"Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think"
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"Deserve your dream"
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"If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time"
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"To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears"
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"Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings"
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"Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual"
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"Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game"


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