What Julio Cortazar Taught Us About Love

What Julio Cortazar Taught Us About Love

Last update: 30 October, 2016

Julio Cortazar was one of the most innovative writers of his time. He constantly experimented with short stories, poetic prose, brief narration and novels. He broke all of the classic rules of writing and literature with stories such as Hopscotch. He reflected a lot upon love, and nowadays his phrases are still a source of inspiration for many.

Throughout history, a lot has been written about many diverse topics. Yet, there has always been a constant in disciplines like philosophy and literature: the theme of love. Thousands of words have been poured into texts throughout every period in history. And these texts have nurtured and inspired our dreams.

Cortazar’s phrases about love are an example of that human necessity to understand love. Of our need to know how to love and not suffer over it. Cortazar transforms words into poetry and teaches us his view on love, heartbreak, memory and oblivion.

Learn to leave when the time is right

One of the most common mistakes people commit within relationships is trying to remain in a relationship that no longer makes us happy. Breakups and reconciliations happen for a while in a desperate attempt to save something that is beyond salvation.


Putting an end to a relationship requires bravery and knowing when is the opportune time. If someone doesn’t make us happy, remaining by their side is an unnecessary suffering that we shouldn’t prolong. Break things off at the proper time, don’t let a relationship deteriorate. Be brave and put an end to it at an opportune time.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.