59 Pablo Neruda Quotes That Will Inspire Your Love

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Pablo Neruda (born in 1904)was a Chilean poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. He published 34 books of poetry and novels, critical essays, and works of non-fiction.

He started writing poetry at the age of 12 and later on won prizes for his poems. He wrote many famous poems, including “Ode to the Artichoke” and “A Song for Today.” His work is known as magical realism, a genre where fantastic elements are introduced into an otherwise realistic setting.

He died in 1973. and his most famous for his book of poetry called Residence on Earth, published in 1947. This work contains some of his most well-known poems, including “Ode to the Artillerymen” and “Ode to My Sorrow.”

Neruda is seen as one of the most influential Spanish-speaking poets that have ever lived.

Here are his most famous quotes that will melt your heart with their thoughts about love.

59 Pablo Neruda Quotes That Will Inspire You

“Love is the mystery of water and a star.”

“If suddenly you forget me do not look for me, for I shall already have forgotten you.”

“Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us.”

“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”

“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.”

“As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”

“Loving is a journey with water and with stars, with smothered air and abrupt storms of flour: loving is a clash of lightning-bolts and two bodies defeated by a single drop of honey.”

“I have forgotten your love, yet I seem to glimpse you in every window.”

“The books that help you most are those which make you think the most.”

“Your wide eyes are the only light I know from extinguished constellations.”

“Love is not about property, diamonds and gifts. It is about sharing your very self with the world around you.”

“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.”

“I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.”

“I awoke and at times birds fled and migrated /that had been sleeping in your soul.”

“Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.”

“Love is a clash of lightnings”

“I love you in this way because I don’t know any other way of loving.”

“And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.”

“Give me your hand out of the depths sown by your sorrows.”

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this…”

“Laughter is the language of the soul.”

“By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two together in their sleep will defeat the darkness.”

“Love! Love until the night collapses!”

“Death is the stone into which our oblivion hardens.”

“From sorrow to, sorrow love crosses its islands and establishes roots that are watered by weeping.”

“He who has nothing—it has been said many times—has nothing to lose but his chains.”

“If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life”

“Give me, for my life, all lives, give me all the pain of everyone, I’m going to turn it into hope.”

“A book, a book full of human touches, of shirts, a book without loneliness, with men and tools, a book is victory.”

“About me, nothing worse they will tell you, my love, than what I told you.”

“I do not dare, I do not dare to write it if you die.”

“Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness.”

“The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.”

“In what language does rain fall over tormented cities?”

“My soul is an empty carousel at sunset.”

“A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn’t play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.”

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”

“In one kiss, you’ll know all I haven’t said.”

“He who does not travel, who does not read, who does not listen to music, who does not find grace in himself, she who does not find grace in herself, dies slowly.”

“Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread.”

“If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life.”

“He who becomes the slave of habit, who follows the same routes every day, who never changes pace, who does not risk and change the color of his clothes, who does not speak and does not experience, dies slowly.”

“To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.”

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”― Pablo Neruda

“It was at that age that poetry came in search of me.”

“Deny me bread, air, light, spring, but never your laughter for I would die.”

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.”

“It was my destiny to love and say goodbye.”

“Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.”

“Well, now, if little by little you stop loving me I shall stop loving you little by little.”

“Don’t leave me, even for an hour, because then the little drops of anguish will all run together, the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift into me, choking my lost heart.”

“Do tears not yet spilled wait in small lakes?”

“In the eyes of mourning the land of dreams begins.”

“Perhaps the world can teach us as when everything seems dead but later proves to be alive.”

“Then love knew it was called love. And when I lifted my eyes to your name, suddenly your heart showed me my way.”

“We must dream our way.”

“Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.”

“Let’s try and avoid death in small doses, reminding oneself that being alive requires an effort far greater than the simple fact of breathing.”

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