Quotes by Antonio Porchia

Certainties are arrived at only on foot.
- Antonio Porchia
My poverty is not complete: it lacks me.
- Antonio Porchia
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
- Antonio Porchia
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He who does not know how to create should not know.
- Antonio Porchia
What we pay for with our lives never costs too much.
- Antonio Porchia
I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it.
- Antonio Porchia
Truth has very few friends and those few are suicides.
- Antonio Porchia
He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone.
- Antonio Porchia
They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
- Antonio Porchia
Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly.
- Antonio Porchia
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I keep my hands empty for the sake of what I have had in them.
- Antonio Porchia
He who goes step by step always finds himself level with a step.
- Antonio Porchia
The chains that bind us the most closely are the ones we have broken.
- Antonio Porchia
If you do not raise your eyes you will think you are the highest point.
- Antonio Porchia
God has given a great deal to man, but man would like something from man.
- Antonio Porchia
That in man which cannot be domesticated is not his evil but his goodness.
- Antonio Porchia
You do not see the river of mourning because it lacks one tear of your own.
- Antonio Porchia
Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia
Set out from any point. They are all alike. They all lead to a point of departure.
- Antonio Porchia
Infancy is what is eternal, and the rest, all the rest, is brevity, extreme brevity.
- Antonio Porchia
The children whom nobody leads by the hand are the children who know they are children.
- Antonio Porchia
He who has seen everything empty itself is close to knowing what everything is filled with.
- Antonio Porchia
In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
- Antonio Porchia
I have been my own disciple and my own master. And I have been a good disciple but a bad master.
- Antonio Porchia
Whatever I take, I take too much or too little; I do not take the exact amount. The exact amount is no use to me.
- Antonio Porchia
What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same.
- Antonio Porchia
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.
- Antonio Porchia