Category Archives: Orientalism

Quotes about Orient: Octavio Paz on Confusion

Today we all speak, if not the same tongue, the same universal language. There is no one center, and time has lost its former coherence: East and West, yesterday and tomorrow exist as a confused jumble in each one of us. Different times and different spaces are combined in a here and now that is everywhere at once.

Octavio Paz, a Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, a 1990 Nobel Prize laureate