Ruben Dario Quotes (4 quotes)
“I seek a form that my style cannot discover,
a bud of thought that wants to be a rose.”
Prosas Profanas y Otros Poemas (Profane Hymns and Other Poems). I Seek a Form (1896)
“The tree is happy because it is scarcely sentient;
the hard rock is happier still, it feels nothing:
there is no pain as great as being alive,
no burden heavier than that of conscious life.”
Fatalidad (Fatality) - Los Cisnes y Otros Poemas (The Swans and Other Poems) (1905)
Pity for Him Who One Day - Los Cisnes y Otros Poemas (The Swans and Other Poems) (1905)
“Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”
As quoted in The Mammoth Book of Zingers, Quips, and One-Liners (2004) edited by Geoff Tibballs, p. 299
“Life is one big road with lots of signs.
So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind.
Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy.
Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality.
Wake Up and Live!”
Wake Up and Live! on Survival (1979) - Song Lyrics
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRuben Dario
Born: January 18, 1867
Died: February 6, 1916 (aged 49)
Occupation: Poet, journalist
Bio: Félix Rubén García Sarmiento, known as Rubén Darío, was a Nicaraguan poet who initiated the Spanish-American literary movement known as modernismo that flourished at the end of the 19th century. Darío has had a great and lasting influence on 20th-century Spanish literature and journalism.