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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. Cesare Pavese#Reality 461
Cesare Pavese#Reality 461
All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority, otherwise called ambition. Cesare Pavese#Ambition 83
Cesare Pavese#Ambition 83
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#Alone 76
Cesare Pavese#Alone 76
The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it. Cesare Pavese#Depression 72
Cesare Pavese#Depression 72
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#Imagination 69
Cesare Pavese#Imagination 69
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. Cesare Pavese#Pain 66
Cesare Pavese#Pain 66
The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies. Cesare Pavese#art 54
Cesare Pavese#art 54
Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state. Cesare Pavese#Artists 46
Cesare Pavese#Artists 46
One must look for one thing only, to find many. Cesare Pavese#Uncategorized 46
Cesare Pavese#Uncategorized 46
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first. Cesare Pavese#Love 41
Cesare Pavese#Love 41
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