Carlos Drummond de Andrade Quotes (1 quote)


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Rabindranath Tagore
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Variant translation: "For love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not a mere sentiment; it is truth; it is the joy that is at the root of all creation. " - Sadhana: The Realisation of Life (1913)
William Butler Yeats
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As quoted in: "The New York Times Biographical Service, Volume 26" (1995), p. 1417
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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As quoted in: Great thoughts from Latin authors (1884), Craufurd Tait Ramage, J. B. Alden, 1884, p. 571
Ovid
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Epistulae ex Ponto ("Letters from the Black Sea"), Book I
Carlos Drummond de Andrade
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Born: October 31, 1902

Died: August 17, 1987 (aged 84)

Nationality: Brazilian

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Carlos Drummond de Andrade was perhaps the most influential Brazilian poet of the 20th century. He has become something of a national poet; his poem Canção Amiga was printed on the 50 cruzados bill. He is considered to be among the greatest Brazilian poets of all time.

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