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A collection of thoughts and quotations by Federico Garcia Lorca on life, death, art and melancholy.

43 Federico Garcia Lorca's Quotes That Will Pump You With Great Zeal

Quick Facts

Famous As: Poet

Born On: June 5, 1898

Died On: August 19, 1936

Born In: Fuente Vaqueros

Died At Age: 38

Federico Garcia Lorca was a Spanish poet and playwright. In 1909, while he was in his secondary school his interest in literature and music was ignited. He gained international acclamation as a figurative member of the 'Generation of 27', a group that embodied mostly poets. He was a multitalented person who loved music and paintings as well. Although many people knew him as a musician, he secretly wrote poems and prose, which reflect his thoughts on several things and have become popular quotes over time. His writing skills helped him compose plays for theatres at an early age. Exalted for his plays and writings, not much is known about his love for paintings. He left behind over 300 drawings done secretly, which came to light recently. Lorca was believed to be assassinated in 1936, by the Nationalist militia. His poems, prose and quotes are sure to give you hope in the times of despair. Read on the compilation of his thoughts and quotes. 
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To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.

Federico García Lorca

To see you naked is to recall the Earth.

Federico García Lorca

But hurry, let's entwine ourselves as one, our mouth broken, our soul bitten by love, so time discovers us safely destroyed.

Federico García Lorca

I've often lost myself, in order to find the burn that keeps everything awake

Federico García Lorca

I know there is no straight road No straight road in this world Only a giant labyrinth Of intersecting crossroads

Federico García Lorca

...I am the immense shadow of my tears

Federico García Lorca

Only mystery allows us to live, only mystery.

Federico García Lorca

Today in my heart a vague trembling of stars and all roses are as white as my pain.

Federico García Lorca

At the heart of all great art is an essential melancholy.

Federico García Lorca

As I have not worried to be born, I do not worry to die.

Federico García Lorca

We're all curious about what might hurt us.

Federico García Lorca

Pero yo ya no soy yo Ni mi casa es ya mi casa. But now I am no longer I, nor is my house any longer my house.

Federico García Lorca

My head is full of fire and grief and my tongue runs wild, pierced with shards of glass.

Federico García Lorca

In Spain the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.

Federico García Lorca

If blue is dream what then innocence? What awaits the heart if Love bears no arrows?

Federico García Lorca

The night below. We two. Crystal of pain. You wept over great distances. My ache was a clutch of agonies over your sickly heart of sand.

Federico García Lorca

If I told you the whole story it would never end...What's happened to me has happened to a thousand woman.

Federico García Lorca

Ay qu trabajo me cuesta, quererte como te quiero!

Federico García Lorca

I put my head out of my window and see how much the wind’s knife wants to slice it off. On this unseen guillotine, I’ve placed the eyeless head of all my desires.

Federico García Lorca

Don't ask me any questions. I've seen how things that seek their way find their void instead.

Federico García Lorca

A poet must be a professor of the five senses and must open doors among them.

Federico García Lorca

I want to sleep for half a second, a second, a minute, a century, but I want everyone to know that I'm still alive...

Federico García Lorca

From New Heart Like a snake, my heart has shed its skin. I hold it here in my hand, full of honey and wounds.

Federico García Lorca

Death laid its eggs in the wound

Federico García Lorca

The important thing in life is to let the years carry us along.

Federico García Lorca

I'll go to Santiago. And the banana tree a jellyfish.

Federico García Lorca

Set in place the lovers who will afterwards be photographs.

Federico García Lorca

After Passing By The children watch a distant point. Lamps go out. Some blind girls question the moon and spirals of grief rise in the air. The mountains survey a distant point.

Federico García Lorca

Here I want to see those men of hard voice. Those that break horses and dominate rivers; those men of sonorous skeleton who sing with a mouth full of sun and flint.

Federico García Lorca

But hurry! so united, entwined, mouths broken by love and soul bitten, time will find us destroyed

Federico García Lorca

Every Song Every song is the remains of love. Every light the remains of time. A knot of time. And every sigh the remains of a cry.

Federico García Lorca

When the moon sails out with a hundred faces all the same, the coins made of silver break out in sobs in the pocket.

Federico García Lorca

The Great Sadness You can't look at yourself in the ocean. Your looks fall apart like tendrils of light. Night on earth.

Federico García Lorca

A confused labyrinth of smoky stars entangles my hopes, which are nearly faded

Federico García Lorca

Y aunque no me quisieras te querra por tu mirar sombro como quiere la alondra al nuevo da, slo por el roco.

Federico García Lorca

Only a single bird is singing. The air is cloning it. We hear through mirrors.

Federico García Lorca

The dreadful nostalgia for a wasted life, the fatal feeling that you were born too late, or the restless hope for an impossible morning with the nearby restlessness of the flesh's ache

Federico García Lorca