Quotes by Antonio Porchia

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Near me nothing but distances.
Nothing that is complete breathes.
The shadows: some hide, others reveal.
In my silence only my voice is missing.
A child shows his toy, a man hides his.
The fear of separation is all that unites.
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
When everything is done, the mornings are sad.
The condemnation of an error is another error.
When everyone sorrows, no one hears the sorrows.
The harm that I have not done, what harm it has done!
I do not want anything over again. Not even a mother.
When I have ceased to exist, I won’t ever have existed.
If I forgot what I have not been, I would forget myself.
Would there be this eternal seeking if the found existed?
What I say to myself - who says it? Who does he say it to?
My neighbor's poverty makes me feel poor; my own does not.
He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone.
I am chained to the earth to pay for the freedom of my eyes.
Being someone is being one alone. Being someone is loneliness.
As long as we think we are worth something, we wrong ourselves.
The loss of a thing affects us until we have lost it altogether.
The important and the unimportant are the same only at the start.
The chains that bind us most closely are the ones we have broken.
I would ask something more of this world if it had something more.
I know what I have given you, I do not know what you have received.
Yes, I will try to be. Because I believe that not being is arrogant.
Man, when he realizes that he is an object of comedy, does not laugh.
Convince me, but without convictions. Convictions no longer convince me.
My God, I have almost never believed in you, and yet I have always loved you.
In no one did I find who I should be like. And I stayed like that: like no one.
I will help you to approach if you approach, and to keep away if you keep away.
When you seem to be listening to my words, they seem to be your words, with me listening.
When your suffering is a little greater than my suffering I feel that I am a little cruel.
Suffering is above, not below. And everyone thinks that suffering is below. And everyone wants to rise.
They have stopped deceiving you, not loving you. And it seems to you that they have stopped loving you.
You wound and you will wound again. Because you wound and then you go away. You do not stay with the wound.
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