Literary Birthday - 26 July - Antonio Machado

Antonio Machado was born 26 July 1875, and died 22 February 1939

Five Quotes

  1. In order to write poetry, you must first invent a poet who will write it.
  2. Traveller, there is no path - Paths are made by walking.
  3. Don't try to rush things: for the cup to run over, it must first be filled.
  4. My philosophy is fundamentally sad, but I’m not a sad man, and I don’t believe I sadden anyone else. In other words, the fact that I don’t put my philosophy into practice saves me from its evil spell, or, rather, my faith in the human race is stronger then my intellectual analysis of it; there lies the fountain of youth in which my heart is continually bathing.
  5. Beyond living and dreaming there is something more important. Waking up.

Machado was a Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of ‘98.

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