Octavio Paz Quotes (34 quotes)
“No doubt the nearness of death and the brotherhood of men-at-arms, at whatever time and in whatever country, always produces an atmosphere favorable to the extraordinary, to all that rises above the human condition and breaks the circle of solitude that surrounds each one of us.”
The Labyrinth of Solitude Chapter 1 (1950) (translated by Lysander Kemp)
Selected Poems (1984 edition), New Directions Publishing - ISBN: 9780811208994
“Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think.”
Alternating Current (1973 edition), Arcade Publishing - ISBN: 9781559701365
“Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.”
The Labyrinth of Solitude
Alternating Current (1967)
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Picture Source: WikipediaOctavio Paz
Born: March 31, 1914
Died: April 19, 1998 (aged 84)
Occupation: Poet, writer, diplomat
Bio: Octavio Paz Lozano was a Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1982 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature.