Antonio Machado Quotes

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Antonio Machado Quotes

The absence of vices adds so little to the sum of ones virtues.
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Don't try to rush things: for the cup to run over, it must first be filled.

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I thought my fireplace dead
and stirred the ashes.
I burned my fingers.

— Antonio Machado

Death is something we shouldn't fear because, while we are, death isn't, and when death is, we aren't.

— Antonio Machado

Caminante, no hay camino. Se hace camino al andar.
(Walker, there is no road. The road is made as you walk.)

— Antonio Machado

Look for your other half
Who walks along next to you,
And tends to be what you aren't.

— Antonio Machado

But don't hunt for dissonance:
There is no such thing;
People dance to all tunes.

— Antonio Machado

Like an abandoned dog who cannot find
a smell or a track and roams
along the roads, with no road, like
the child who in a night of the fair
gets lost among the crowd,
and the air is dusty, and the candles
fluttering,
astounded, his heart
weighed down by music and by pain;
that's how I am, drunk, sad by nature,
a mad and lunar guitarist, a poet,
and an ordinary man lost in dreams,
searching constantly for God among the mists.

— Antonio Machado

While the burning fish is tracing his arc
near the cypress, beneath the highest blue of all,
and the blind boy flies away in the white stone,
and the ivory poem of the green cicada
beats and reverberates in the elm,
let us give honor to the Lord
the black mark of his good hand
who has arranged for silence in all this noise.
Honor to the god of distance and of absence,
ff the anchor in the sea-the open sea ...
He frees us from the world-it's everywhere
he opens roads for us to walk on.
With our cup of darkness filled to the brim,
with our heart that always knows some hunger,
let us give honor to the Lord who created the zero
and carved our thought out of the block of faith.

— Antonio Machado

All uncertainty is fruitfull ... so long as it is accompanied by the wish to understand

— Antonio Machado

There is no way; we make the road by walking it.

— Antonio Machado

There is no one so bound to his own face that he does not cherish the hope of presenting another to the world.

— Antonio Machado

The great philosophers are poets who believe in the reality of their poems.

— Antonio Machado

Wherever learning breeds specialists, the sum of human culture is enhanced thereby. That is the illusion and consolation of specialists.

— Antonio Machado

Man's passion for truth is such that he will welcome the bitterest of all postulates so long as it strikes him as true.

— Antonio Machado

At the very smallest wheel of our reasoning it is possible for a handful of questions to break the bank of our answers.

— Antonio Machado

Beyond living and dreaming there is something more important: waking up.

— Antonio Machado

It is good knowing that glasses are to drink from;
the bad thing is not to know what thirst is for.

— Antonio Machado

The afternoon is bright, with spring in the air, a mild March afternoon, with the breath of April stirring, I am alone in the quiet patio looking for some old untried illusion - some shadow on the whiteness of the wall some memory asleep on the stone rim of the fountain, perhaps in the air the light swish of some trailing gown.

— Antonio Machado

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