Julio Cortázar

Julio
Cortázar
1914
1984

Argentine Novelist, Short-Story Writer, Poet

Author Quotes

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?

And do you accept the idea that there is no explanation?

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.

[Memory is] A strange echo, which stores its replicas according to some other acoustic than consciousness or expectation.

Happy was she who could believe without seeing, who was at one with the duration and continuity of life.

In quoting others, we cite ourselves.

All profound distraction opens certain doors. You have to allow yourself to be distracted when you are unable to concentrate.

Memory is a mirror that scandalously lies.

Time is born in the eyes, everybody knows that.

[Heaven is] that moment in which something attains its maximum depth, its maximum reach, its maximum sense, and becomes completely uninteresting.

Human history is the sad result of each one looking out for himself.

Author Picture
First Name
Julio
Last Name
Cortázar
Birth Date
1914
Death Date
1984
Bio

Argentine Novelist, Short-Story Writer, Poet