The Best 33 Pablo Neruda Quotes

Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto, widely known as Pablo Neruda, was a talented Chilean poet who started writing poetry when he was just 10 years old. Within next 10 years, Pablo Neruda’s natural, unparallel talent along with the top-level mastery in poetic expressions helped him to become an international writer. According to Gabriel García Márquez, Pablo Neruda was “The greatest poet of the 20th century in any language”. Pablo Neruda won the Nobel Prize in 1971 for his great Literature works. This post is about some of the best Pablo Neruda Quotes.

Best Pablo Neruda quotesThe following Pablo Neruda quotes about love, life, dreams, and happiness… would give you an introduction of his poetic mastery!

Top 33 Pablo Neruda Quotes

  1. Love is not about property, diamonds and gifts. It is about sharing your very self with the world around you.
  2. 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.
  3. so I wait for you like a lonely house- till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache. 
  4. Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter.
  5. Deny me bread, air, light, spring, but never your laughter for I would die.
  6. But I love your feet only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me.
  7. Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
  8. As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.
  9. You are like nobody since I love you.
  10. You make me thank god for every mistake I ever made, Because each one led me down the path that brought me to you.
  11. If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life.
  12. 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.
  13. Because of you, I love the white statues Drowsing in the parks, the white statues that Have neither voice nor sight.
  14. It was my destiny to love and say goodbye.
  15. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.
  16. I hunger for your sleek laugh and your hands the color of a furious harvest.
  17. Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us.
  18. Love is the mystery of water and a star.
  19. Every day you play with the light of the universe.Best Pablo Neruda quote
  20. 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.
  21. I love you only because it’s you the one I love
  22. What am I to do, love, loved one? I don’t know how others love or how people loved in the past. I live, watching you, loving you. Being in love is my nature.
  23. I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
  24. He who does not travel, who does not read, who does not listen to music, who does not find grace in himself, she who does not find grace in herself, dies slowly.
  25. I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.
  26. At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined.
  27. Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness.
  28. 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.
  29. Laughter is the language of the soul.
  30. A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn’t play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.
  31. 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.
  32. You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
  33. I want to eat the sunbeams flaring in your beauty.

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