Quotes by Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz Lozano was a Mexican poet and diplomat. For his body of work, he was awarded the 1981 Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the 1982 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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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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