Cesare Pavese Quotes

The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.

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Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world.

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Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world.

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We do not remember days; we remember moments.

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Childhood is not only the childhood we really had but also the impressions we formed of it in our adolescence and maturity. That is why childhood seems so long. Probably every period of life is multiplied by our reflections upon the next.

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Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world

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Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.

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

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No one ever lacks a good reason for suicide.

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He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity.

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The only joy in the world is to begin.

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Suffering is by no means a privilege, a sign of nobility, a reminder of God. Suffering is a fierce, bestial thing, commonplace, uncalled for, natural as air. It is intangible; no one can grasp it or fight against it; it dwells in time / is the same thing as time; if it comes in fits and starts, that is only so as to leave the sufferer more defenseless during the moments that follow, those long moments when one relives the last bout of torture and waits for the next.

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