|Born||Lucila de MarÃa del Perpetuo Socorro Godoy Alcayaga
April 7, 1889
|Died||January 10, 1957
Hempstead, New York
|Occupation||Educator, Diplomat, Poet|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Literature
At this moment, by an undeserved stroke of fortune, I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues.
Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today.