On Oct 21, 1971 Pablo Neruda won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Chile in 1904, Neruda had a lifelong passion for poetry, publishing his debut collection, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, in 1924. He’s one of the most celebrated poets in history, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez once called him “the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.” Here are some of the most insightful quotes from Pablo Neruda’s poetry and life!
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1. Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
2. As if you were on fire from within. // The moon lives in the lining of your skin.
3. Laughter is the language of the soul.
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4. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.
5. You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
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6. And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.
7. I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
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8. Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us
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