Pablo Neruda quotes

  • You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Inspiring #Hope #Spring

  • Take it all back. Life is boring, except for flowers, sunshine, your perfect legs. A glass of cold water when you are really thirsty. The way bodies fit together. Fresh and young and sweet. Coffee in the morning. These are just moments. I struggle with the in-betweens. I just want to never stop loving like there is nothing else to do, because what else is there to do?
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Sweet #Morning #Coffee

  • Love is not about property, diamonds and gifts. It is about sharing your very self with the world around you.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love Is #Self #World

  • Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Generosity #Single Girl #Forget

  • 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.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Grace #Doe #Listening To Music

  • If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Should

  • 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.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Life #Romantic

  • Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you'll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Finding Yourself #Someday

  • Laughter is the language of the soul.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Happiness #Laughter #Soul

  • To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Inspirational #Love Is #Fire

  • Hour of nostalgia, hour of happiness, hour of solitude.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Solitude #Nostalgia #Hours

  • so I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Lonely #Waiting

  • I love all things, not only the grand but the infinitely small: thimble, spurs, plates, flower vases.....
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Flower #Vases #Spurs

  • Take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away, but do not take from me your laughter.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Laughter #Air #Wish

  • Hate is like a swordfish, working through water invisibly and then you see it coming with blood along its blade, but transparency disarms it.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Hate #Blood #Water

  • I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Pregnancy #I Hate You

  • By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two together in their sleep will defeat the darkness
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Cute #Sweet

  • Love is a war of lightning, and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness. Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity, your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages, and a genital fire, transformed by delight, slips through the narrow channels of blood to precipitate a nocturnal carnation, to be, and be nothing but light in the dark.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #War #Dark #Kissing

  • Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Pain #Long

  • But if each day, each hour, you feel that you are destined for me with implacable sweetness, if each day a flower climbs up to your lips to seek me, ah my love, ah my own, in me all that fire is repeated, in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten, my love feeds on your love, beloved, and as long as you live it will be in your arms without leaving mine.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Famous Love #Flower #Love Is

  • I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Spring #Tree

  • I can write the saddest poem of all tonight. I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Pregnancy #Writing

  • And our problems will crumble apart, the soul / blow through like a wind, and here where we live will all be clean again, with fresh bread on the table.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Blow #Wind #Soul

  • I love all things, not because they are passionate or sweet-smelling but because, I don't know, because this ocean is yours, and mine: these buttons and wheels and little forgotten treasures, fans upon whose feathers love has scattered its blossoms, glasses, knives and scissors -- all bear the trace of someone's fingers on their handle or surface, the trace of a distant hand lost in the depths of forgetfulness.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Sweet #Ocean #Glasses

  • so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Fall #Love You #Eye

  • I got lost in the night, without the light of your eyelids, and when the night surrounded me I was born again: I was the owner of my own darkness.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Night #Light #Darkness

  • Perhaps the earth can teach us As when everything seems dead And later proves to be alive
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Inspirational #Alive #Earth

  • Eating alone is a disappointment. But not eating matter more, is hollow and green, has thorns like a chain of fish hooks, trailing from the heart, clawing at your insides. Hunger feels like pincers, like the bite of crabs; it burns, burns, and has no fur. Let us sit down soon to eat with all those who haven't eaten; let us spread great tablecloths, put salt in lakes of the world, set up planetary bakeries, tables with strawberries in snow, and a plate like the moon itself from which we can all eat. For now I ask no more than the justice of eating.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Disappointment #Heart #Moon

  • Why do trees conceal the splendor of their roots?
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Roots #Tree #Splendor

  • In what language does rain fall over tormented cities?
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Life #Fall #Rain

  • Every day you play with the light of the universe.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Play #Light #Universe

  • Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Children #Garden #Childhood

  • There were thirst and hunger, and you were the fruit. There were grief and the ruins, and you were the miracle.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Grief #Miracle #Ruins

  • Under your skin the moon is alive.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Moon #Skins #Alive

  • No, my dog used to gaze at me, paying me the attention I need, the attention required to make a vain person like me understand that, being a dog, he was wasting time, but, with those eyes so much purer than mine, he’d keep on gazing at me with a look that reserved for me alone all his sweet and shaggy life, always near me, never troubling me, and asking nothing.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Sweet #Dog #Eye

  • I like on the table, when we're speaking, the light of a bottle of intelligent wine.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Wine #Intelligent #Light

  • If we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving and for once could do nothing, perhaps a huge silence might interrupt this sadness of never understanding ourselves and of threatening ourselves with death Perhaps the world can teach us as when everything seems dead but later proves to be alive.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Moving #Sadness #Silence

  • I want to see thirst In the syllables, Tough fire In the sound; Feel through the dark For the scream.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Dark #Fire #Want

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

    #Long Distance Relationship #Distance #Night

  • You are like night, calmed, constellated. Your silence is star-like, as distant, as true.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Stars #Night #Silence

  • There is no space wider than that of grief ...
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Grief #Space #Sorrow

  • Whom can I ask what I came to make happen in the world?
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #World

  • As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Beauty #Moon

  • What did the earth teach the trees? How to speak to the sky.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Sky #Tree #Earth

  • 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.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Stars #Journey #Air

  • Everything is so alive, that I can be alive. Without moving I can see it all. In your life I see everything that lives.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Moving #Alive

  • We must dream our way.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Dream #Way

  • my feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping but I shall go on living.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Broken Heart #Sleep #Feet

  • It was my destiny to love and say goodbye.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Goodbye #Saying Goodbye #Destiny

  • 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

    #Inspirational #Beauty #Book

  • What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Carpe Diem #Sky #Tree

  • Fue adondo a mi me perdieron quw logre por fin encontrarme? Was it where they lost me that I finally found myself?
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Found #Lost #Fins

  • Of all the fires, love is the only inexhaustible one.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Inspirational #Love Is #Fire

  • Love! Love until the night collapses!
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Sweet Love #Night

  • I should like to sleep like a cat, with all the fur of time, with a tongue rough as flint, with the dry sex of fire; and after speaking to no one, stretch myself over the world, over roofs and landscapes, with a passionate desire to hunt the rats in my dreams.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Dream #Sex

  • La heradera del dia destruida. (The heiress of the destroyed day.)
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Heiress

  • I learned about life from life itself, love I learned in a single kiss and could teach no one anything except that I have lived with something in common among men.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Kissing #Men #Common

  • I am not jealous of what came before me. Come with a man on your shoulders, come with a hundred men in your hair, come with a thousand men between your breasts and your feet, come like a river full of drowned men which flows down to the wild sea, to the eternal surf, to Time! Bring them all to where I am waiting for you; we shall always be alone, we shall always be you and I alone on earth, to start our life!
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Jealous #Men #Sea

  • I move in the university of the waves.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Moving #Wave #University

  • My soul is an empty carousel at sunset.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Sunset #Soul #Empty

  • At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined, and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth, since we are made of earth and rain.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Dream #Rain #Night

  • We came by night to the Fortunate Isles, And lay like fish Under the net of our kisses.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Kissing #Night

  • And I, infinitesima­l being, drunk with the great starry void, likeness, image of mystery, I felt myself a pure part of the abyss, I wheeled with the stars, my heart broke loose on the wind.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Stars #Heart #Wind

  • To love is to tilt with the lightning, two bodies routed by a single honey's sweet.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Sweet #Love Is #Two

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

    #Lying #Heart #One Day

  • You know how this is: if I look at the crystal moon, at the red branch of the slow autumn at my window, if I touch near the fire the impalpable ash or the wrinkled body of the log, everything carries me to you, as if everything that exists, aromas, light, metals, were little boats that sail toward those isles of yours that wait for me.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Autumn #Moon #Light

  • It was at that age that poetry came in search of me.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Poetry #Age

  • You are like nobody since I love you.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #I Love You #Love You

  • I hunger for your sleek laugh and your hands the color of a furious harvest. I want to eat the sunbeams flaring in your beauty.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Color #Hands #Laughing

  • 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

    #Children #Men #Play

  • Love is the mystery of water and a star.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Stars #Love Is #Water

  • Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Wall #Cancer #Air

  • Your wide eyes are the only light I know from extinguished constellations.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Eye #Light

  • I need the sea because it teaches me
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Sea #Needs #Teach

  • What can I say without touching the earth with my hands?
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Hands #Touching #Earth

  • 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 love you, Love, in fire and in blood.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Blood #Fire

  • I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body... and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight, hunting for you, for your hot heart, like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Twilight #Heart #Hunting

  • Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Art #Bread #Flour

  • And that's why i have to go back to so many places there to find myself and constantly examine myself with no witness but the moon and then whistle with joy, ambling over rocks and clods of earth, with no task but to live, with no family but the road.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Moon #Rocks

  • Who hasn't sharpened the edge of his soul? When, just as our eyes are opened, we see hate, and just after learning to walk, we are tripped, and just for wanting to love, we are hated, and for no more than touching, we are hurt, which of us hasn't started to arm himself, to make himself sharp, somehow, like a knife, to pay back the hurt?
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Hurt #Hate #Eye

  • For now I ask no more Than the justice of eating.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Justice #Hunger #Eating

  • Give me silence, water, hope Give me struggle, iron, volcanoes.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Struggle #Iron #Volcanoes

  • Poetry is an act of peace.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Poetry #Poetry Is

  • I no longer love her, that's certain, but maybe I love her. Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Long #Forget

  • Then love knew it was called love. And when I lifted my eyes to your name, suddenly your heart showed me my way
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Eye #Heart

  • But I love your feet only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Feet #Wind

  • Ah, love is a voyage with water and a star, in drowning air and squalls of precipitate bran; love is a war of lights in the lightning flashes, two bodies blasted in a single burst of honey.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Stars #War

  • And I, a materialist who does not believe in the starry heaven promised to a human being, for this dog and for every dog I believe in heaven, yes, I believe in a heaven that I will never enter, but he waits for me wagging his big fan of a tail so I, soon to arrive, will feel welcomed.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Dog #Believe #Waiting

  • Maybe nothingness is to be without your presence, without you moving, slicing the noon like a blue flower, without you walking later through the fog and the cobbles, without the light you carry in your hand, golden, which maybe others will not see, which maybe no one knew was growing like the red beginnings of a rose. In short, without your presence: without your coming suddenly, incitingly, to know my life, gust of a rosebush, wheat of wind: since then I am because you are, since then you are, I am, we are, and through love I will be, you will be, we will be.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Flower #Moving #Fog

  • White bee, even when you are gone you buzz in my soul You live again in time, slender and silent.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #White #Soul #Buzz

  • If you no longer live, if you my beloved, my love, if you have died, all the leaves will fall in my breast, it will rain in my soul night and day, the snow will burn my heart, I shall walk with frost and fire and death and snow, my feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping, but I shall live
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Rain #Fall #Heart

  • I love you between shadow and soul. I love you as the plant that hasn't bloomed yet, and carries hidden within itself the light of flowers. I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. Because of you, the dense fragrance that rises from the earth lives in my body, rioting with hunger for the eternity of our victorious kisses.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Flower #Love You #Kissing

  • 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

    #Rain #Voice #Rivers

  • Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Summer #Butterfly #June

  • Look around—there's only one thing of danger for you here—poetry.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Looks #Danger

  • In one kiss, you'll know all I haven't said.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Kissing #Said

  • You & I, Love, together we ratify the silence, while the sea destroys its perpetual statues, collapses its towers of wild speed and whiteness: because in the weavings of those invisible fabrics, galloping water, incessant sand, we make the only permanent tenderness.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Famous Love #Sea #Water

  • I say love, and the world populates itself with doves.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #World #Dove

  • Oh love, rose made wet by mermaids and foams, fire that dances and climbs up the invisible stairs and awakens the blood in the tunnel of sleeplessness.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Love #Tunnels #Blood

  • From sorrow to sorrow love crosses its islands and establishes roots that are watered by weeping.
    -- Pablo Neruda

    #Roots #Islands #Sorrow