Cesare Pavese
Santo Stefano Belbo

Quotes

11 November 2014
Literature is a defense against the attacks of life. It says to life: "You can't deceive me. I know your habits, foresee and enjoy watching all your reactions, and steal your secret by involving you in cunning obstructions that halt your normal flow."
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Reality is a prison, where ... one vegetates and always will. All the rest—thought, action—is just a pastime, mental or physical. What counts then, is to come to grips with reality. The rest can go.
11 November 2014
At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it; breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.
11 November 2014
Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
11 November 2014
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
11 November 2014
The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.

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