Julio Cortazar Quotes

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Only in dreams, in poetry, in play do we sometimes arrive at what we were before we were this thing that, who knows, we are. -Julio Cortazar
Where are the beginnings, the endings, and most important, the middles? -Julio Cortazar
The novel wins by points, the short story by knockout. -Julio Cortazar
[Heaven is] that moment in which something attains its maximum depth, its maximum reach, its maximum sense, and becomes completely uninteresting. -Julio Cortazar
In quoting others, we cite ourselves. -Julio Cortazar
The unusual is only found in a very small percentage, except in literary creations, and that is exactly what makes literature. -Julio Cortazar
What good is a writer if he can't destroy literature? And us... what good are we if we don't help as much as we can in that destruction? -Julio Cortazar
Literature is ... a game, but it's a game one can put one's life into. -Julio Cortazar
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
And do you accept the idea that there is no explanation? -Julio Cortazar
Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity. -Julio Cortazar
Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in the nostalgia of a lost paradise, to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves? -Julio Cortazar
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