Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese, (1908-1950) Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, translator

Cesare Pavese Quote

“The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.”

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~ Cesare Pavese

Ratings and Comments

Waffler, Smith

These are all great quotes today. Yes life takes some circumspection and some give and take to another persons views (lies) and positions. The human organism is full of feelings, thoughts and interpretaions that have little to do with science, facts or truth. Like all organisms it (the human one) is primarily out for personal survival or selfishness. But the higher calling (divine nature if you will) comes to the realization that we are all in life together, thus democracy.

E Archer, NYC

Yes, I believe Waffler has demonstrated this perfectly -- at least the twisted view that man is corrupt as an individual but in the group he is saved. Groupthink is the primary vehicle for propagating those artful lies.

J Carlton, Calgary

Good observation Archer. I generally avoid people who are so insecure and dependant that they need to "belong" to a group that provides for them. On the other hand, I truly enjoy the company of rugged individualists and free thinkers.

Mike, Norwalk

We've just experienced 2 conventions that exemplify the accuracy of the statement - what an art it is to live in the lie.

J Carlton, Calgary

Speaking of lies - Obama talks about his Muslim Faith and quotes from the Koran: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28


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