César Vallejo

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César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (March 16, 1892April 15, 1938) was a Peruvian poet. Although he published only three books of poetry during his lifetime, he is considered one of the great poetic innovators of the 20th century in any language.

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Aphorisms (2002)[edit]

  • Los intelectuales son rebeldes, pero no revolucionarios.
    • Intellectuals are rebels, not revolutionaries.
      • p. 18
  • El puro y desadaptado que choca con el mundo de las farsas y de las apañucias.
    • The pure and poorly adapted one who crashed against the world of fakes and cheats.
      • p. 32
  • Aviation in air, in water and in spirit. Its laws are different in all three cases. The spirit soars the more it weighs and sinks into itself. The heavier the spirit, the higher and farther it flies.
    • p. 51
  • La mecánica es un medio o disciplina para pealizar la vida, pero no es la vida misma. Esa debe llevarnos a la vida misma, que está en el juego de sentimentos o sea en la sensibilidad.
    • Mechanics is a means or discipline for the realization of life, but not life itself. It ought to carry us to life itself.
      • p. 53
  • Las artes (pintura, poesía, etc.) no son solo éstas. Artes son también comer, beber, caminar: todo acto es un arte.
    • The arts (painting, poetry, etc.) are not just these. Eating, drinking, walking are also arts; every act is an art.
      • p. 60

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