Octavio Paz Quotes & Sayings

13 most famous Octavio Paz quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a Mexican poet who passed away on 19 April, 1998.

Octavio Paz Quotes
“To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears.”
“Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.”
Octavio Paz Quotes
“Deserve your dream.”
Octavio Paz Quotes
“Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.”
Octavio Paz Quotes
“Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.”
Octavio Paz Quotes
“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.”
Octavio Paz Quotes
“Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.”
Octavio Paz Quotes
“Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.”
“If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time.”
Octavio Paz Quotes
“We are condemned to kill time, thus we die bit by bit.”

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