21 Quotes on Love by Pablo Neruda

· September 29, 2015

Pablo Neruda was one of the most influential Chilean poets of his time and of history. He left us with verses, poems, phrases, and ideas on the topics of love and disaffection.

Neruda is unparalleled in his ability to captivate us with his words and imagery. The following are some of his most memorable quotes on life and love.

1- “So that nothing separates us, nothing shall unite us.”

2- “I love your feet because they walked on the earth and the wind and water until they found me.”

3- “They can cut all the flowers, but they can’t stop Spring.”

4- “Love is so short; forgetting takes so long.”

5- “I like you when you are quiet because it is as though you are absent, and you hear me from far away, and my voice does not touch you. It looks as though your eyes had flown away and it looks as if a kiss had sealed your mouth.”

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6- “Love… what lonely wanderings before finding you!”

7- “If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.

8- “There’s a certain pleasure in madness that only the madman knows”

9- “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.”

10- “Poets hate hate and make war on war.”

11- “Don’t do with love what a child does with a ball, ignoring it when they have it and crying when they’ve lost it.”

12- “He who discovers the ‘Who am I?‘ will discover the ‘Who are you?’”

13- “In one kiss, you will learn of everything I have kept to myself”

14- “Someday, somewhere, anywhere, you will inevitably find yourself; and that, only that, will be the happiest or the bitterest moment of your life.

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15- “Why does love suddenly come to me when I am sad and feel you are distant…”

16- “Does he who is always waiting suffer more than he who has never waited for anyone?”

17- “In you, the rivers sing and in them my soul flees as you wish and where you wish.”

18- “Do the tears we never cried await us in little lakes? Or in invisible rivers that run toward sadness?”

19- “It is forbidden not to smile at problems, to not fight for what you want, to abandon everything out of fear, to not make your dreams a reality.”

20- “For my next trick I need you to kiss me and I will magically appear as butterflies in your stomach.

21- “Love is born of memory, lives in intelligence, and dies in neglect.”