Top Neruda Quotes

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1. "Give me Pablo Neruda, picnic beneath a full moon & iridescent stars, black olives, cherries, dark things, canoe on a river...that's romance."
Author: Brandi L. Bates
2. "Neruda had his first dream, First meeting with the Moon and the Sun In sunny La Mancha, hiding in his heart,Where he learned how to sing like a nightingale."
Author: Dejan Stojanovic
3. "Waktu itu Minggu malam. Aku tersentak bangun pada pukul satu dini hari. Sayup-sayup terdengar dari jauh peluit kereta. Nguuuoooong. Dalam kondisi kesepian dan merasa seperti ada yang hilang, aku yang tetap tidur telentang tanpa bergerak-gerak mengeja puisi ‘Saddest Poem' milik Pablo Neruda dalam patahan-patahan bait yang tidak berlompatan."
Author: Desi Puspitasari
4. "Kamu bertanya apa aku merasa sedih waktu itu? Kamu tahu ‘Saddest Poem' milik Neruda, Timur? Sampai sekarang aku bahkan masih bisa mengingat bagian-bagiannya yang waktu itu berulang-ulang selalu kueja menemani ... kesedihan."
Author: Desi Puspitasari
5. "The calming sea reaches out to me. Inviting me to its pure serenity."-Elizabeth's Quotes (inspired by a Pablo Neruda quote "I need the sea because it teaches me.")"
Author: Elizabeth E. Castillo
6. "...Neruda was right about all mysterious women - The moon lives in the lining of their skin..."
Author: John Geddes
7. "When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation."[As attributed by Alastair Reid in Neruda and Borges, The New Yorker, June 24, 1996; as well as in The Talk of the Town, The New Yorker, July 7, 1986]"
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
8. "We did meet forty years ago. At that time we were both influenced by Whitman and I said, jokingly in part, 'I don't think anything can be done in Spanish, do you?' Neruda agreed, but we decided it was too late for us to write our verse in English. We'd have to make the best of a second-rate literature."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
9. "An admirable line of Pablo Neruda's, "My creatures are born of a long denial," seems to me the best definition of writing as a kind of exorcism, casting off invading creatures by projecting them into universal existence, keeping them on the other side of the bridge… It may be exaggerating to say that all completely successful short stories, especially fantastic stories, are products of neurosis, nightmares or hallucination neutralized through objectification and translated to a medium outside the neurotic terrain. This polarization can be found in any memorable short story, as if the author, wanting to rid himself of his creature as soon and as absolutely as possible, exorcises it the only way he can: by writing it."
Author: Julio Cortázar
10. "One Christmas I had no money, and so I went home and just, like, wrote a poem; I mean, I didn't write them, but I just handed out poems as Christmas presents. Like, 'Here's a Pablo Neruda poem that really made me think of you.'"
Author: June Diane Raphael
11. "You try every trick in the book to keep her. You write her letters. You drive her to work. You quote Neruda."
Author: Junot Díaz
12. "Why is it, he asked, that wherever a Chilean goes in the world, Neruda and his fucking seashells has already been there and set up a monopoly? He held my gaze waiting for me to counter him, and as he did I got the feeling that where he came from it was commonplace to talk as we were talking, an even to argue about poetry to the point of violence, and for a moment I felt brushed by loneliness."
Author: Nicole Krauss
13. "How long does a man live, after all?Does he live a thousand days, or one only?A week, or several centuries?How long does a man spend dying?What does it mean to say 'for ever'?Lost in these preoccupationI set myself to clear things up.....In my own country the undertakersanswered me, between drinks:'Get yourself a good womanand give up this nonsense.'"And How Long" - Pablo Neruda"
Author: Pablo Neruda
14. "Ay,amar es un viaje con agua y con estrellas,con aire ahogado y bruscas tempestades de harina: amar es un combate de relámpagos y dos cuerpos por una sola miel derrotados -pablo neruda"
Author: Pablo Neruda
15. "Hay algo más tonto en la vidaQue llamarse Pablo Neruda?(is there anything more insane in this lifethan being called Pablo Neruda?)"
Author: Pablo Neruda
16. "According to Padilla, remembered Amalfitano, all literature could be classified as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual. Novels, in general, were heterosexual. Poetry, on the other hand, was completely homosexual. Within the vast ocean of poetry he identified various currents: faggots, queers, sissies, freaks, butches, fairies, nymphs, and philenes. But the two major currents were faggots and queers. Walt Whitman, for example, was a faggot poet. Pablo Neruda, a queer. William Blake was definitely a faggot. Octavio Paz was a queer. Borges was a philene, or in other words he might be a faggot one minute and simply asexual the next."
Author: Roberto Bolaño
17. "Dentro del inmenso océano de la poesía distinguía varias corrientes: maricones, maricas, mariquitas, locas, bujarrones, mariposas, ninfos y filenos. Las dos corrientes mayores, sin embargo, eran la de los maricones y la de los maricas. Walt Whitman, por ejemplo, era un poeta maricón. Pablo Neruda, un poeta marica. William Blake era maricón, sin asomo de duda, y Octavio Paz marica. Borges era fileno, es decir de improviso podía ser maricón y de improviso simplemente asexual. Rubén Darío era una loca, de hecho la reina y el paradigma de las locas. —En nuestra lengua, claro está —aclaró—; en el mundo ancho y ajeno el paradigma sigue siendo Verlaine el Generoso. Una loca, según San Epifanio, estaba más cerca del manicomio florido y de las alucinaciones en carne viva mientras que los maricones y los maricas vagaban sincopadamente de la Ética a la Estética y viceversa."
Author: Roberto Bolaño
18. "I bought you love poetry! 'I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.'" I blink at him. "Neruda. I starred the passage. God," he moans. "Why didn't you open it?"
Author: Stephanie Perkins
19. "When I hit a block, regardless of what I am writing, what the subject matter is, or what's going on in the plot, I go back and I read Pablo Neruda's poetry. I don't actually speak Spanish, so I read it translation. But I always go back to Neruda. I don't know why, but it calms me, calms my brain."
Author: Tea Obreht

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