"The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Cesare Pavese on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Cesare Pavese on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Cesare Pavese on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Cesare Pavese on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Cesare Pavese on Oscar Wilde
"A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man - the one he used to be."
"It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?"
"No woman marries for money they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first."
"Will power is only the tensile strength of one's own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce."
"He knows not his own strength that hath not met adversity."