Cesare Pavese Quotes

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We do not remember days, we remember moments.
— Cesare Pavese
We do not remember days; we remember moments.
— Cesare Pavese


Literature is a defense against the attacks of life.


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

life love pain

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


You cannot insult a man more atrociously than by refusing to believe he is suffering.


Waiting is still an occupation. It is not having anything to wait for that is terrible.


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.

mistakes life

One cannot know one's own style and consciously employ it.  One always uses a pre-existent style, unconsciously molding it into something fresh.