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Cesare Pavese

Birthdate: 9. September 1908
Date of death: 27. August 1950
Other names: Caesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator. He is widely considered among the major authors of the 20th century in his home country.

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„Here's the difficulty about suicide: it is an act of ambition that can be committed only when one has passed beyond ambition.“

—  Cesare Pavese

La difficoltà di commettere suicidio sta in questo: è un atto di ambizione che si può commettere solo quando si sia superata ogni ambizione.
This Business of Living (1935-1950)

„We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten“

—  Cesare Pavese

This Business of Living (1935-1950)
Variant: The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.
Source: The Burning Brand: Diaries, 1935-1950

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„The words that strike us are those that awake an echo in a zone we have already made our own—the place where we live—and the vibration enables us to find fresh starting points within ourselves.“

—  Cesare Pavese

This Business of Living (1935-1950)
Source: Il mestiere di vivere: Diario 1935-1950
Context: When we read, we are not looking for new ideas, but to see our own thoughts given the seal of confirmation on the printed page. The words that strike us are those that awake an echo in a zone we have already made our own—the place where we live—and the vibration enables us to find fresh starting points within ourselves.

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