Cesare Pavese was an Italian poet, novelist, translator and literary critic, who rose to prominence in the 20th century and is counted among the modern greats of Italian literature. His finished his school education at Turin and then he studied at the University of Turin. Pavese was a keen student of English literature and had also completed a thesis on the works of the famous poet Walt Whitman. Pavese was a communist and opposed the Fascist rule in Italy at the time and had courted arrest in 1935. Following the end of the Second World War, he became a member of the Italian Communist Party and became a contributor for the newspaper L’Unita published by the party. During that period, the majority of his work as a poet and novelist were published. Some of his noted works include ‘Your Villages’, ‘Hard Labour’, ‘August Holiday’, ‘The Comrade’, ‘The House on the Hill’, ‘Before the Cock Crows’, ‘The Devil in the Hills’ and short story volumes titled ‘Racconti’ among others. Pavese was without doubt not only a hugely accomplished and versatile literary figure but also a political figure, who delivered plenty of profound quotes through his works and life. Here is a collection of thoughts and quotations by Cesare Pavese on suffering, communication, reading, books, relationships, women, cleverness, money and women.