The best Quotes by Octavio Paz

The best Quotes by Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz Lozano (March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998) was a Mexican poet and diplomat.

What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
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Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
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Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
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Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
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Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game.
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Philippe: "Tell me Driss, why do you think people are interested in art?"
Driss: "I don't know, it's a business?"
Philippe: "No. That's because it's the only thing one leaves behind."
Driss in Intouchables
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
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Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up.
Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta
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Art is a way of survival.
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All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.
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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
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A picture means I know where I was every minute. That's why I take pictures. It's a visual diary.
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The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
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It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
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Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you're doing. If you're not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.
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I like that about art, that what you see is sometimes more about who you are than what’s on the wall. I look at this painting and think about how everyone has some secret inside, something sleeping like that yellow bird.
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An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
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I am an artist... I am here to live out loud.
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The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
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As I create art, it is like a love affair. My days go by loving what I do.
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An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.
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The only thing they can't teach you at art school is art.
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Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
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What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real.
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For a while, for as long as you're looking at it, that painting is the world and you get to be in it.
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Art finds her own perfection within, and not outside of herself. She is not to be judged by any external standard of resemblance. She is a veil, rather than a mirror.
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The role of art is to make a world which can be inhabited.
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Art can shed light on our fears.
Art is empty without empathy.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.
I want to live in a world created by art, not just decorated with it.
I feel like art imitates life and life imitates art.
Solidarity makes me creative - you drink a glass of wine and feel even worse. Art can't exist without pain; and art exists to cure pain.
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022
It has been discovered that LeBron James is sleeping with his newest teammate's mom.
Juni 2024
My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny's at, that's where I'll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It's not about the money at that point.
LeBron James - February 2022
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Recently, on my 18th birthday, my mother showed me a note from my time at primary school. We had to write down what we wanted to be. The only thing I'd written was: football player. I really did always want that and started early on to kick everything I came across: balloons, balls and anything else lying around the house. There was a lot flying about at our place.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Your mom's so fat, even in Minecraft she appears round.
One candidate is too old and mentally unfit to be president. The other one is me.
Joe Biden - März 2024
What do you call an Asian Dwayne Johnson?
The Wok.
I'm paranoid. On my stationary bike, I have a rear view mirror.
When you're in love it's the most glorious two and a half days of your life.
I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.

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