Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz

Octavio Paz Lozano (; March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998) 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.

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    What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
    Octavio Paz (b. 1914)

    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 (b. 1914)

    Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society.
    Octavio Paz (b. 1914)

    ‘Art’ is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers.... What we call art is a game.
    Octavio Paz (b. 1914)

    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 (b. 1914)