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One lives in the hope

“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”

– Antonio Porchia

Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.
– Antonio Porchia

You are fastened to them and cannot understand how, because they are not fastened to you.
– Antonio Porchia

We become aware of the void as we fill it.
– Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

You can owe nothing, if you give back its light to the sun.
– Antonio Porchia

Yes, I will go. I would rather grieve over your absence than over you.
– Antonio Porchia

I know what I have given you. I do not know what you have received.
– Antonio Porchia

If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor we would be.
– Antonio Porchia

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I believe that the soul consists of its sufferings. For the soul that cures its own sufferings dies.
– Antonio Porchia

And if you find everything as soon as you look for it, you find it in vain, you look for it in vain.
– Antonio Porchia

You are a puppet, but in the hands of the infinite, which may be your own.
– Antonio Porchia

Night is a world lit by itself.
– Antonio Porchia

When I do not walk in the clouds I walk as though I were lost.
– Antonio Porchia

Yes, this is what good is: to forgive evil. There is no other good.
– Antonio Porchia

Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly.
– Antonio Porchia

Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
– Antonio Porchia

More grievous than tears is the sight of them.
– Antonio Porchia

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Beyond my body my veins are invisible.
– Antonio Porchia

He who has made a thousand things and he who has made none both feel the same desire: to make something.
– Antonio Porchia