Best Quotes by Cesare Pavese (Top 10)

  1. Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.
  2. We do not remember days, we remember moments.
  3. Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things: air, sleep, dreams, sea, the sky - all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.
  4. No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
  5. We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.
  6. The great lovers will always be unhappy, because for them love is great and so they ask of their beloved the same intensity of thought that they have for her – otherwise they feel betrayed.
  7. The only joy in the world is to begin.
  8. Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
  9. 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.
  10. Lessons are not given, they are taken.

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