40 Meaningful Pablo Neruda Quotes On Love & Life

40 Meaningful Pablo Neruda Quotes On Love & Life

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Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto is worldwide famous by his pen name, Pablo Neruda. Born in Chile, he is known as a ‘people’s poet’ around the globe. He is often regarded as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He has also won Nobel Prize for his outstanding work in literature.

It is truly said that a great poet never dies. Although he died in 1973, his poems and literature have made him immortal. He was also a fine politician. He served as a Senator in Chilean Communist Party for one term.

The writing style of Pablo was so versatile. He wrote many love poems, historical epics, political manifestos, prose autobiographies. His work was mainly focused on finding happiness in the little things of life. Here are some Pablo Neruda quotes that about love and life.

Pablo Neruda Love Quotes

The Nobel Prize-winning author has written and romanticized the idea of love. With his writings, he has explored many aspects of sensual beauty. He has left behind a rich legacy that enriches our life. Through his quotes, we get a better understanding of true love. Here are some Pablo Neruda quotes about love that will help you to know the feeling better.

“If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life.”

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“At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined.

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“Love! Love until the night collapses!”

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

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SOURCE: CANTO GENERAL: A SONG OF THE PEOPLE

“So I wait for you like a lonely house till you will see me again and live in me. Till then my windows ache.”

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

“Of all the fires, love is the only inexhaustible one.”

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“Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us.”

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

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SOURCE: PABLO NERUDA: SELECTED POEMS

“I love you as certain dark things are loved, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.”

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Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

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

“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.”

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“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.”

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Meaningful Pablo Neruda Quotes

Pablo’s writings help us to sail through our lives quite smoothly. Through his works, he has depicted the true meaning of life. His collection of poetry portrays the emotional aspect of life. Read on to these thought-provoking and inspiring Pablo Neruda quotes and have a feel-good sensation.

“Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.”

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Laughter is the language of the soul.”

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

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Meaningful Pablo Neruda Quotes
“Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness.”

“He who becomes the slave of habit, who follows the same routes every day, who never changes pace, who does not risk and change the color of his clothes, who does not speak and does not experience, dies slowly.”

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“Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.”

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SOURCE: WINTER GARDEN

“Death is the stone into which our oblivion hardens.”

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“My soul is an empty carousel at sunset.”

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“Give me, for my life, all lives, give me all the pain of everyone, I’m going to turn it into hope.”

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Meaningful Pablo Neruda Quotes
“We must dream our way.”

“Your wide eyes are the only light I know from extinguished constellations.”

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SOURCE: I EXPLAIN A FEW THINGS: SELECTED POEMS

“Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread.”

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“A book, a book full of human touches, of shirts, a book without loneliness, with men and tools, a book is victory.”

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SOURCE: THE ESSENTIAL NERUDA: SELECTED POEMS

Pablo Neruda Quotes On Life

With his work, it is quite visible that he envisioned a future full of happiness and cheerfulness. Often, we ignore the truths of life. He tried to teach the world that happiness lies in the little joys of life. We get an enlarged vision of various aspects of life through his works. Here are some Pablo Neruda quotes that will give you a broader vision on the meaning of life.

“All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are.”

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SOURCE: TOWARDS THE SPLENDID CITY

“Sometimes I get up at dawn, and even my soul is wet.”

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Pablo Neruda Quotes On Life
“And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.”
SOURCE: THE CAPTAIN’S VERSES/LOS VERSOS DEL CAPITAN

“Perhaps the world can teach us as when everything seems dead but later proves to be alive.”

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“For me writing is like breathing. I could not live without breathing and I could not live without writing.”

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“The books that help you most are those which make you think the most.”

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“What does autumn go on paying for with so much yellow money?”

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SOURCE: THE BOOK OF QUESTIONS

“While I’m writing, I’m far away; and when I come back, I’ve gone.”

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Pablo Neruda Quotes On Life
“Everything is so alive, that I can be alive. Without moving I can see it all. In your life I see everything that lives.”
SOURCE: 100 LOVE SONNETS

“He who has nothing—it has been said many times—has nothing to lose but his chains.”

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“The birds of night peck at the first stars that flash like my soul when I love you.”

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SOURCE: SELECTED POEMS

“I need the sea because it teaches me.”

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“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.”

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What’s greater of an achievement for a poet that his/her work reminisced a century later! Pablo Neruda was truly an insightful poet of his time. His vision of a happy and gay future stands true in the 21st century as well. We get a more meaningful view of life and its happenings after reading his works. We hope you enjoyed reading these Pablo Neruda quotes as much we loved collecting them.

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