Cesare Pavese Quotes.
We obtain things when we no longer want them.
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
From someone who doesn’t want to share your destiny, you should neither accept a cigarette
We do not free ourselves from something by avoiding it, but only by living though it.
Lessons are not given, they are taken.
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.
All sins have their origin in a sense of inferiority otherwise called ambition.
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.
The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.
We commit two wrongs when we fail to right a wrong.
Artists are the monks of the bourgeois state.
Will power is only the tensile strength of one’s own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.
A dream is a creation of the intelligence, the creator being present but not knowing how it will end.
When we read, we are not looking for new ideas, but to see our own thoughts given the seal of confirmation on the printed page. The words that strike us are those that awake an echo in a zone we have already made our ownвЂ”the place where we liveвЂ”and the vibration enables us to find fresh starting points within ourselves
The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.
He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.
No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.
There is only one pleasure-that of being alive. All the rest is misery.
Death is repose, but the thought of death disturbs all repose.
We never remember days, only moments.
One stops being a child when one realizes that telling one’s trouble does not make it any better.
The man of action is not the headstrong fool who rushes into danger with no thought for himself, but the man who puts into practice the things he knows.
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be.
Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue.
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?
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.