Octavio Paz Quotes

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Born: 1914-03-31, Mexico City, Mexico
Birth Country: Mexico
Died: Mexico City, Mexico, 1998-04-19
Occupation: Writer, poet, diplomat

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

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

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