Quotation Explorer - 'Octavio Paz'

Death and birth are solitary experiences. We are born alone and we die alone. When we are expelled from the maternal womb, we begin the painful struggle that finally ends in death. - Octavio Paz
When we learn to speak, we learn to translate. - Octavio Paz
CodaPerhaps to love is to learnto walk through this world.To learn to be silentlike the oak and the linden of the fable.To learn to see.Your glance scattered seeds.It planted a tree. I talkbecause you shake its leaves. - Octavio Paz
Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual. - Octavio Paz
Óyeme como quien oye llover,ni atenta ni distraída. - Octavio Paz
Los ojos del entendimiento comulgan con la hermosura y el hombre procrea no imágenes ni simulacros de belleza si no realidades hermosas. - Octavio Paz
El amor es una elevación, un cambio de estado; los amantes transcienden, por un momento al menos, su condición temporal y, literalmente, se transportan a otro mundo. - Octavio Paz
The object of poetic activity is essentially language: whatever his beliefs & convictions, the poet is more concerned with words than what these words designate. - Octavio Paz
El amor es intensidad y por esto es una distensión del tiempo: estira los minutos y los alarga como siglos. - Octavio Paz
Los frutos del amor son intangibles. Este es uno de sus enigmas. - Octavio Paz
Al escribir "historia" me refiero a la general o universal. No hay otra: lo que se llama "historia patria" es espejo del hombre -y entonces es también universal- o es una anécdota de sobremesa. - Octavio Paz
Beyond happiness or unhappiness, though it is both things, love is intensity; it does not give us eternity but life, that second in which the doors of time and space open just a crack: here is there and now is always. - Octavio Paz
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