Cesare Pavese

Italy
9 Sep 1908 // 27 Aug 1950
Writer / Poet

To choose a hardship for ourselves is our only defense against that hardship. This is what is meant by accepting suffering. Those who, by their very nature, can suffer completely, utterly, have an advantage. That is how we can disarm the power of suffering, make it our own creation, our own choice; submit to it.

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