Pablo Neruda Quote
“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.”
Memoirs. As quoted in: "Pablo Neruda" by Joseph Roman, Chelsea House, 1992, p. 81 - ISBN: 9780791012482
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.”
100 Love Sonnets (1959), translated by Stephen Tapscott
“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.”
As quoted in: "Pablo Neruda" (Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2008) by Adam Feinstein, p. 229, "A year of blind rats - Neruda in hiding (1948-49)"
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsPablo Neruda
Born: July 12, 1904
Died: September 23, 1973 (aged 69)
Occupation: Writer, poet, diplomat
Bio: Pablo Neruda was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet, diplomat and politician Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He chose his pen name after Czech poet Jan Neruda. In 1971 Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature.