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Antonio Porchia Quotes

Certainties are arrived at only on foot.

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

God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man.

He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone.

He who does not know how to create should not know.

He who goes step by step always finds himself level with a step.

He who has seen everything empty itself is close to knowing what everything is filled with.

I have been my own disciple and my own master. And I have been a good disciple but a bad master.

I keep my hands empty for the sake of what I have had in them.

I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it.

If you are good to this one and that one, this one and that one will say that you are good. If you are good to everyone, no one will say that you are good.

If you do not raise your eyes you will think you are the highest point.

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.

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

My poverty is not complete: it lacks me.

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.

Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.

That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.

The chains that bind us the most closely are the ones we have broken.

The children whom nobody leads by the hand are the children who know they are children.