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Julio Cortazar Quotes

What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
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Where are the beginnings, the endings, and most important, the middles?  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) A short story relies on those values that make poetry and jazz what they are: tension, rhythms, inner beat, into unforeseen within foreseen parameters  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) The short-story writer knows that he can’t proceed cumulatively, that time is not his ally. His only solution is to work vertically, heading up or down in literary space  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) And do you accept the idea that there is no explanation?  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) Literature is ... a game, but it’s a game one can put one’s life into.  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) The evolution from happiness to habit is one of death’s best weapons  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) Memory is a mirror that scandalously lies  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) We no longer believe because it is absurd: it is absurd because we must believe  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) When one wants to write, one writes. If one is condemned to write, one writes  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) Time is born in the eyes, everybody knows that  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) The novel wins by points, the short story by knockout  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) In quoting others, we cite ourselves  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) Of all our feelings the only one which really doesn't belong to us is hope. Hope belongs to life, it's life itself defending itself  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) I sometimes longed for someone who, like me, had not adjusted perfectly with his age, and such a person was hard to find; but I soon discovered cats, in which I could imagine a condition like mine, and books, where I found it quite often  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) The fantastic breaks the crust of appearance … something grabs us by the shoulders to throw us outside ourselves. I have always known that the big surprises await us where we have learned to be surprised by nothing, that is, where we are not shocked by ruptures in the order  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) Memory weaves and traps us at the same time according to a scheme in which we do not participate: we should never speak of our memory, for it is anything but ours; it works on its own terms, it assists us while deceiving us or perhaps deceives up to assist us  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) I think it is vanity to want to put into a story anything but the story itself  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) Skill alone cannot teach or produce a great short story, which condenses the obsession of the creature; it is a hallucinatory presence manifest from the first sentence to fascinate the reader, to make him lose contact with the dull reality that surrounds him, submerging him in another that is more intense and compelling  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) We know that attention acts as a lightning rod. Merely by concentrating on something one causes endless analogies to collect around it, even penetrate the boundaries of the subject itself: an experience that we call coincidence, serendipity – the terminology is extensive. My experience has been that in these circular travels what is really significant surrounds a central absence, an absence that, paradoxically, is the text being written or to be written  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) I have never described this to you before, not so much, I don’t think, from lack of truthfulness as that, just naturally, one is not going to explain to people at large that from time to time one vomits up a small rabbit  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) Of all our feelings the only one which really doesn’t belong to us is hope. Hope belongs to life, it’s life itself defending itself. Etcetera  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) Salt and the center of the world have to be there, in that spot on the tablecloth  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) I think we all have a little bit of that beautiful madness that keeps us walking when everything around us is so insanely sane  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) After the age of 50 we begin to die little by little in the deaths of others  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) You’re like a witness. You’re the one who goes to the museum and looks at the paintings. I mean the paintings are there and you’re in the museum too, near and far away at the same time. I’m a painting. Rocamadour is a painting. Etienne is a painting, this room is a painting. You think that you’re in the room but you’re not. You’re looking at the room, you’re not in the room  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) And it is also the only reward for my work: to feel what I have written is like the back of a cat as it is being petted, with sparks and an arching in cadence  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) For me the thing that signals a great story is what we might call its autonomy, the fact that it detaches itself from its author like a soap bubble blown from a clay pipe  (Julio Cortazar Quotes) The modern story begun, one might say, with Edgar Allan Poe, which proceeds inexorably, like a machine destined to accomplish its mission with the maximum economy of means  (Julio Cortazar Quotes)
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