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Awesome quotes By Pablo Neruda on peace, beauty, truth, love and other things.

92 Awesome Quotes By Pablo Neruda To Ponder Over

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Before you get into the greatness of Pablo Neruda, did you know that the finest Chilean poet-diplomat and politician Pablo Neruda wasn’t actually born as Neruda? Yes, as strange as it may seem to be Pablo Neruda was the pen name of Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto. Pablo Neruda was an innate poet, born with the inherent talent for writing.  He wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems. It was for his inborn and inherent talent for writing that he was counted amongst the greatest poets of the 20th century. Other than being a poet, Neruda was a noted politician and occupied several diplomatic positions in his lifetime, serving a term as a Senator for the Chilean Communist Party. In his works, Pablo Neruda always envisioned a happier future that had all things bright and gay. Same was seen in his quotes wherein he gave a sneak peek at life’s little joys and greater truths that are often ignored in the real day to day living. The rich collection of his legacy in his quotes touch various aspects of life such as love, hope, desire, truth, faith, religion, politics, meaning of life and so on. Here’s presenting some interesting quotes by Pablo Neruda that will surely make you rethink your view of the world.

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

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

- Love: Ten Poems, Pablo Neruda

Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.

- Pablo Neruda

I want To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.

- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda

Tonight I can write the saddest lines I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

So I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache.

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.

- Pablo Neruda

But I love your feet only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me.

- Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us

- Pablo Neruda

Laughter is the language of the soul.

- Pablo Neruda

You are like nobody since I love you.

- Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

In this part of the story I am the one who dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you, because I love you, Love, in fire and in blood.

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

Only do not forget, if I wake up crying it's only because in my dream I'm a lost child hunting through the leaves of the night for your hands....

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping but I shall go on living.

- Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

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

- Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada; Cien sonetos de amor, Pablo Neruda

I am no longer in love with her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda

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 don’t know any other way of loving.

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

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

- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda

Love! Love until the night collapses!

- Machu Picchu, Pablo Neruda

I got lost in the night, without the light of your eyelids, and when the night surrounded me I was born again: I was the owner of my own darkness.

- Pablo Neruda

It was my destiny to love and say goodbye.

- Still Another Day, Pablo Neruda

In what language does rain fall over tormented cities?

- The Book of Questions, Pablo Neruda

I hunger for your sleek laugh and your hands the color of a furious harvest. I want to eat the sunbeams flaring in your beauty.

- Pablo Neruda

And I, infinitesimal being, drunk with the great starry void, likeness, image of mystery, I felt myself a pure part of the abyss, I wheeled with the stars, my heart broke loose on the wind.

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

While I'm writing, I'm far away; and when I come back, I've gone.

- Pablo Neruda

I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair. Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

Love is the mystery of water and a star.

- Pablo Neruda

If suddenly you do not exist, If suddenly you are not living, I shall go on living. I do not dare, I do not dare to write it, if you die. I shall go on living.

- Pablo Neruda

Give me silence, water, hope Give me struggle, iron, volcanoes.

- Pablo Neruda

Who writes your name in letters of smoke among the stars of the south? Oh let me remember you as you were before you existed.

- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda

At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined, and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth, since we are made of earth and rain.

- Regalo de un Poeta, Pablo Neruda

Do tears not yet spilled wait in small lakes?

- Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

Bitter love, a violet with it's crown of thorns in a thicet of spiky passions, spear of sorrow, corolla of rage: how did you come to conquer my soul? What brought you?

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

I want to see thirst In the syllables, Tough fire In the sound; Feel through the dark For the scream.

- Pablo Neruda

Here I came to the very edge where nothing at all needs saying...and every day on the balcony of the sea wings open fire is born and everything is blue again like morning.

- Pablo Neruda

My soul is an empty carousel at sunset.

- Pablo Neruda

Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.

- Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

And I watch my words from a long way off. They are more yours than mine. They climb on my old suffering like ivy.

- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

In the eyes of mourning the land of dreams begins.

- Pablo Neruda

I don't want to go on being a root in the dark, vacillating, stretched out, shivering with sleep, downward, in the soaked guts of the earth, absorbing and thinking, eating each day.

- Pablo Neruda

I like on the table, when we're speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine.

- Pablo Neruda

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

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

Like a jar you housed infinite tenderness And the infinite tenderness shattered you like a jar.

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

I love all things, not only the grand but the infinitely small: thimble, spurs, plates, flower vases.....

- Pablo Neruda

I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire: I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

How much does a man live, after all?/ Does he live a thousand days, or one only? For a week, or for several centuries?/ How long does a man spend dying?/ What does it mean to say 'for ever'?

- Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

I love you only because it's you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.

- Pablo Neruda

There were thirst and hunger, and you were the fruit. There were grief and the ruins, and you were the miracle.

- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda

Love is a clash of lightnings

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

With your name on my mouth and a kiss that never broke away from yours.

- Pablo Neruda

And our problems will crumble apart, the soul / blow through like a wind, and here where we live will all be clean again, with fresh bread on the table.

- 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

And the verse falls to the soul like dew to the pasture.

- Pablo Neruda

Sometimes i get up at dawn, and even my soul is wet.

- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda

I want to see the thirst inside the syllables I want to touch the fire in the sound: I want to feel the darkness of the cry. I want words as rough as virgin rocks.” - Verb.

- Pablo Neruda

With which stars do they go on speaking,the rivers that never reach the sea?

- The Book of Questions, Pablo Neruda

I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests.

- Pablo Neruda

When I got the chance I asked them a slew of questions. They offered to burn me; it was the only thing they knew.

- Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

En el amor, como agua del mar te has desatado. (In love, you have loosened yourself like seawater)

- The Captain's Verses, Pablo Neruda

I am everybody and every time, I always call myself by your name.

- Pablo Neruda

We must dream our way.

- Pablo Neruda

Every day you play with the light of the universe.

- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda

Ya no la quiero, es cierto, pero tal vez la quiero. Es tan corto el amor, y es tan largo el olvido.

- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

Everything is so alive, that I can be alive. Without moving I can see it all. In your life I see everything that lives.

- Pablo Neruda

Like a jar you housed the infinite tenderness, and the infinite oblivion shattered you like a jar.

- Pablo Neruda

In one kiss, you'll know all I haven't said.

- Pablo Neruda

Donde termina el arco iris, en tu alma o en el horizonte? Where does the rainbow end, in your soul or on the horizon?

- The Book of Questions, Pablo Neruda

And what importance do I have in the courtroom of oblivion?

- Pablo Neruda

I love you as one loves certain dark things.

- Pablo Neruda

Our love was born outside the walls, in the wind, in the night, in the earth, and that's why the clay and the flower, the mud and the roots know your name.

- Pablo Neruda

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

- Pablo Neruda

Each hour, Each day

- The Captain's Verses, Pablo Neruda

I need the sea because it teaches me

- On the Blue Shore of Silence: Poems of the Sea, Pablo Neruda

A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.

- Pablo Neruda

Sometimes a piece of sun burned like a coin in my hand.

- Pablo Neruda

Where were you then? Who else was there? Saying what? Why will the whole of love come on me suddenly when I am sad and feel you are far away?

- Pablo Neruda

Hoy es hoy, y ayer se fue. No hay duda.

- Pablo Neruda

I have named you queen. There are taller than you, taller. There are purer than you, purer. There are lovelier than you, lovelier. But you are the queen.

- Pablo Neruda

The birds of night peck at the first stars that flash like my soul when I love you.

- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, Pablo Neruda