Pablo Neruda Quotes

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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

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, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close. Pablo Neruda

We are dust and to dust return. In the end we’re neither air, nor fire, nor water, just dirt, neither more nor less, just dirt, and maybe some yellow flowers. Pablo Neruda

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you not see that the apple tree flowers only to die in the apple? 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. Pablo Neruda

What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky? Pablo Neruda

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

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Is there anything in the world sadder than a train standing in the rain? Pablo Neruda

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

Does he who is always waiting, suffer more than he who’s never waited for anyone? 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

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

Death is the stone into which our oblivion hardens. 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.  Pablo Neruda

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

The books that help you most are those which make you think the most. 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. Pablo Neruda

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

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

Give me silence, water, hope Give me struggle, iron, volcanoes. 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? Pablo Neruda

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

I do not dare, I do not dare to write it if you die. Pablo Neruda

I have slept with you all night long while the dark earth spins with the living and the dead, and on waking suddenly in the midst of the shadow my arm encircled your waist. Neither night nor sleep could separate us. 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. Pablo Neruda

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

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Why is it so hard, the sweetness of the heart of the cherry? Is it because it must die or because it must carry on? Pablo Neruda

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

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

I need the sea because it teaches me. Pablo Neruda

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

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

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

Well, now, if little by little you stop loving me I shall stop loving you little by little. Pablo Neruda

How you must have suffered getting accustomed to me, my savage, solitary soul, my name that sends them all running. So many times we have seen the morning star burn, kissing our eyes, and over our heads the grey light unwinds in turning fans. 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 do not know any other way of loving but this. Pablo Neruda

Te amo sin saber como, ni cuando, ni de donde te amo directamente sin problemas ni orgullo asi te amo porque no se amar de otra manera, sino asi de este modo en que no soy ni eres. Pablo Neruda

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

I have been a lucky man. To feel the intimacy of brothers is a marvelous thing in life. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life. But to feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things.  Pablo Neruda

I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul. 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

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

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride So I love you because I know no other way than this where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep. Pablo Neruda

Don’t go far off, not even for a day, because because I don’t know how to say it a day is long and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep. Pablo Neruda

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There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song but in this dance or in this song there are fulfilled the most ancient rites of our conscience in the awareness of being human and of believing in a common destiny. Pablo Neruda

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

You make me thank god for every mistake I ever made, Because each one led me down the path that brought me to you. Pablo Neruda

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

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

At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined. Pablo Neruda

On our earth, before writing was invented, before the printing press was invented, poetry flourished. That is why we know that poetry is like bread it should be shared by all, by scholars and by peasants, by all our vast, incredible, extraordinary family of humanity. Pablo Neruda

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. 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

Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter. Pablo Neruda

I built up these lumber piles of love, and with fourteen boards each I built little houses, so that your eyes, which I adore and sing to, might live in them. Now that I have declared the foundations of my love, I surrender this century to you wooden sonnets that rise only because you gave them life. Pablo Neruda

I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees. Pablo Neruda

Love! Love until the night collapses! Pablo Neruda

Cuando estamos lejos de la patria nunca la recordamos en sus inviernos. La distancia borra las penas del invierno, las poblaciones desamparadas, los niños descalzos en el frío. El arte del recuerdo sólo nos trae campiñas verdes, flores amarillas y rojas, el cielo azulado del himno nacional. 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. 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. Pablo Neruda

You can say anything you want, yessir, but it’s the words that sing, they soar and descend. I bow to them. I love them, I cling to them, I run them down, I bite into them, I melt them down. I love words so much. The unexpected ones. The ones I wait for greedily or stalk until, suddenly, they drop. Pablo Neruda

You are like nobody since I love you. Pablo Neruda

I made these sonnets out of wood I gave them the sound of that opaque pure substance, and that is how they should reach your ears. Walking in forests or on beaches, along hidden lakes, in latitudes sprinkled with ashes, you and I have picked up pieces of pure bark, pieces of wood subject to the comings and goings of water and the weather. Out of such softened relics, then, with hatchet and machete and pocketknife, I built up these lumber piles of love, and with fourteen boards each I built little houses, so that your eyes, which I adore and sing to, might live in them. Now that I have declared the foundations of my love, I surrender this century to you wooden sonnets that rise only because you gave them 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. Pablo Neruda 

White bee, even when you are gone you buzz in my soul You live again in time, slender and silent. 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. 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. Pablo Neruda

Then I speak to her in a language she has never heard, I speak to her in Spanish, in the tongue of the long, crepuscular verses of Díaz Casanueva in that language in which Joaquín Edwards preaches nationalism. My discourse is profound I speak with eloquence and seduction; my words, more than from me, issue from the warm nights, from the many solitary nights on the Red Sea, and when the tiny dancer puts her arm around my neck, I understand that she understands. Magnificent language! 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

Me gustas cuando callas porque estas como austente y me oyes desde lejos, y mi voz no te toca. Parece que los ojos se te hubieran volado y parece que un beso te cerrara la boca. Como todas las cosas estan llenas de mi alma emerges de las cosas, llena del alma mia. Mariposa de sueno, te pareces a mi alma, y te pareces a la palabra melancolia. Pablo Neruda

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

Oh to follow the road that leads away from everything, without anguish, death, winter waiting along it with their eyes open through the dew. 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

I stalk certain words. I catch them in mid flight, as they buzz past, I trap them, clean them, peel them, I set myself in front of the dish, they have a crystalline texture to me, vibrant, ivory, vegetable, oily, like fruit, like algae, like agates, like olives I stir them, I shake them, I drink them, I gulp them down, I mash them, I garnish them. I leave them in my poem like stalactites, like slivers of polished wood, like coals, like pickings from a shipwreck, gifts from the waves. Everything exists in the word. Pablo Neruda

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