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

Pablo Neruda

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.

Pablo Neruda

The books that help you most are those which make you think that 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

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

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Pablo Neruda

But from each crime are born bullets that will one day seek out in you where the heart lies.

Pablo Neruda

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.

Pablo Neruda

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J. M. CoetzeeOrhan PamukV.S. Naipaul Seamus Heaney
Ernest HemingwayNadine GordimerG√ľnter GrassKenzaburo Oe
Harold PinterDario FoJose SaramagoWislawa Szymborska
Wole SoyinkaOctavio PazAndre GideGabriel Garcia Marquez
Patrick WhitePablo NerudaSamuel BeckettShmuel Y. Agnon
Bertrand RussellNaguib MahfouzJoseph BrodskyJohn Steinbeck
Salvatore Quasimodo Aleksandr SolzhenitsynThomas MannHermann Hesse

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

Pablo Neruda

Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.

Pablo Neruda