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The only joy in the world is to begin. - Cesare Pavese

The only joy in the world is to begin.

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A love thought: I love you so much that I could wish I had been born your brother, or had brought you into the world myself.

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Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. - Cesare Pavese

Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.

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Love is the cheapest of religions. - Cesare Pavese

Love is the cheapest of religions.

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Love is desire for knowledge. - Cesare Pavese

Love is desire for knowledge.

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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.

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No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.

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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.

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Remember, writing poetry is like making love: one will never know whether one's own pleasure is shared. - Cesare Pavese

Remember, writing poetry is like making love: one will never know whether one's own pleasure is shared.

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Why does a man who is truly in love insist that this relationship must continue and be lifelong"? Because life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. Who would want to wake up halfway through an operation?

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We do not remember days, we remember moments. - Cesare Pavese

We do not remember days, we remember moments.

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Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world. - Cesare Pavese

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.

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If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.

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How can you have confidence in a woman who will not risk entrusting her whole life to you, day and night? - Cesare Pavese

How can you have confidence in a woman who will not risk entrusting her whole life to you, day and night?

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Living is like working out a long addition sum, and if you make a mistake in the first two totals you will never find the right answer. It means involving oneself in a complicated chain of circumstances.

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It had to happen to you, to concentrate your whole life on one point, and then discover that you can do anything except live at that point.

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The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies. - Cesare Pavese

The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.

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The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. - Cesare Pavese

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.

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The only joy in the world is to begin. - Cesare Pavese

The only joy in the world is to begin.

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There is only one pleasure-that of being alive. All the rest is misery. - Cesare Pavese

There is only one pleasure-that of being alive. All the rest is misery.

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The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten. - Cesare Pavese

The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.

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You've got to understand life, understand it when you're young. - Cesare Pavese

You've got to understand life, understand it when you're young.

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