Octavio Paz Quotes

Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life.

Octavio Paz

What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.

Octavio Paz

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers.... What we call art is a game.

Octavio Paz

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

Octavio Paz

Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.

Octavio Paz

Our democratic capitalist society has converted Eros into an employee of Mammon.

Octavio Paz

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