Pablo Neruda

(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973 / Parral)

Pablo Neruda Quotes

  • ''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 (1904-1973), Chilean poet. Memoirs, ch. 11 (1974, trans. 1977).
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  • ''“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.” ''
    100 Love Sonnets
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  • ''“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
    in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” ''
    Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
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  • ''“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” ''
    Pablo Neruda, Love: Ten Poems
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  • ''“Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, youll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.” ''
    ― Pablo Neruda
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  • ''“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” ''
    Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
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  • ''“Tonight I can write the saddest lines
    I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.” ''
    ― Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
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  • ''“As if you were on fire from within.
    The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” ''
    ― Pablo Neruda
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  • ''“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
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  • ''“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” ''
    ― Pablo Neruda
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Best Poem of Pablo Neruda

I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You

I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.

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.

Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.

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 ...

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We Are Many

Of the many men whom I am, whom we are,
I cannot settle on a single one.
They are lost to me under the cover of clothing
They have departed for another city.

When everything seems to be set
to show me off as a man of intelligence,
the fool I keep concealed on my person
takes over my talk and occupies my mouth.

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