Man is by nature the paradoxical beast,an absurd animal that needs logic.From nothing he created a world, and, his work done,"Now I’m in on the secret," he said, "all is emptiness."

Antonio Machado( translated by Gill Schwartz )

El hombre es por natura la bestia paradójica, un animal absurdo que necesita lógica. Creó de nada un mundo y, su obra terminada, «Ya estoy en el secreto —se dijo—, todo es nada».
Antonio Machado

Illustration for an exhibition on the 75th anniversary of the poet Antonio Machado’s death.

Man is by nature the paradoxical beast,
an absurd animal that needs logic.
From nothing he created a world, and, his work done,
"Now I’m in on the secret," he said, "all is emptiness."

Antonio Machado
( translated by Gill Schwartz )

El hombre es por natura la bestia paradójica, 
un animal absurdo que necesita lógica. 
Creó de nada un mundo y, su obra terminada, 
«Ya estoy en el secreto —se dijo—, todo es nada».

Antonio Machado

Illustration for an exhibition on the 75th anniversary of the poet Antonio Machado’s death.