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92 Awesome Quotes By Pablo Neruda To Ponder Over

Famous As: Chilean poet
Born On: July 12, 1904
Died On: September 23, 1973
Born In: Parral, Chile
Died At Age: 69
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.
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I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, 
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

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

Pablo Neruda
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Pablo Neruda
As if you were on fire from within.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us

Pablo Neruda
Laughter is the language of the soul.

Laughter is the language of the soul.

Pablo Neruda
You are like nobody since I love you.

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.

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.

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.

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....

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....

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Pablo Neruda
Love! Love until the night collapses!

Love! Love until the night collapses!

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.

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
In what language does rain fall over tormented cities?

In what language does rain fall over tormented cities?

Pablo Neruda
It was my destiny to love and say goodbye.

It was my destiny to love and say goodbye.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Pablo Neruda
Love is the mystery of water and a star.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pablo Neruda
Do tears not yet spilled wait in small lakes?

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

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.

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?

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?

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

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.

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.

My soul is an empty carousel at sunset.

Pablo Neruda
Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Pablo Neruda
In the eyes of mourning the land of dreams begins.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'?

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 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.

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.

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

Pablo Neruda
Love is a clash of lightnings

Love is a clash of lightnings

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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)

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

Pablo Neruda
We must dream our way.

We must dream our way.

Pablo Neruda
Every day you play with the light of the universe.

Every day you play with the light of the universe.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

Pablo Neruda
I love you as one loves certain dark things.

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.

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.

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

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.

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
Each hour, Each day

Each hour, Each day

Pablo Neruda
I need the sea because it teaches me

I need the sea because it teaches me

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.

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
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?

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

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

Pablo Neruda