Octavian Goga

Romanian poet, gazetteer and politician, member of the Romanian Academy, first minister of Romania

There is no burden harder to bear than an unconfessed happiness.

There is no burden harder to bear than an unconfessed happiness.

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Daytime is for the merchant, nighttime for the poet.

Daytime is for the merchant, nighttime for the poet.

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That's how dreams die, one at a time… While we smile and look ahead… And no one knows that we come from the funeral.

That's how dreams die, one at a time… While we smile and look ahead… And no one knows that we come from the funeral.

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The past is night, and memories are candles that in time go out.

The past is night, and memories are candles that in time go out.

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An old love is like a volcano: one can never say that the danger of its erupting again has passed.

An old love is like a volcano: one can never say that the danger of its erupting again has passed.

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Art is an impeccable confessor.

Art is an impeccable confessor.

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Only vulgar souls mock their past loves. People of sense plant flowers on their graves.

Only vulgar souls mock their past loves. People of sense plant flowers on their graves.

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Beware of banality. Don't forget, if you must drown, at least don't drown in a basin – fling yourself into the ocean.

Beware of banality. Don't forget, if you must drown, at least don't drown in a basin – fling yourself into the ocean.

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Love is a professional necessity for an artist.

Love is a professional necessity for an artist.

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Our soul is an urn in which we collect the ashes of burned out passions.

Our soul is an urn in which we collect the ashes of burned out passions.

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  • Date of birth: 1 April 1881
  • Date of death: 7 May 1938

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