Pablo Antonio Cuadra

Pablo Antonio
Cuadra
1912
2002

Nicaraguan Poet, Essayist, Art and Literary Critic, Playwright and Graphic Artist

Author Quotes

Hypocrisy, false labels, can create slogans but no poems; propaganda but not life: there are no roots, there are no realities to nurture creative work.

The human condition ... is defined by the aspiration to always supersede oneself, which in turn requires nonconformity.

The questions are your own
forgotten in the ages.

If you hear
from the darkness,
the middle of the night
—on high seas—
cries, cries that beg you
for the port:
turn your tiller back
and flee

Any revolution which denies the right to criticize is bound to wallow in stagnation and backwardness.

Let us be clear: censorship is cowardice… It masks corruption. It is a school of torture: its teaches, and accustoms one to the use of force against an idea, to submit thought to an alien “other.” But worst still, censorship destroys criticism, which is the essential ingredient of culture.

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First Name
Pablo Antonio
Last Name
Cuadra
Birth Date
1912
Death Date
2002
Bio

Nicaraguan Poet, Essayist, Art and Literary Critic, Playwright and Graphic Artist