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Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda in 1963
Born Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto
(1904-07-12)July 12, 1904
Parral, Maule Region, Chile
Died 23 September 1973(1973-09-23) (aged 69)
Santiago, Chile
Occupation Poet, diplomat
Language Spanish (Chilean)
Nationality Chilean
Notable awards International Peace Prize

Lenin Peace Prize (1953)

Nobel Prize in Literature (1971)

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.
Pablo Neruda
But from each crime are born bullets that will one day seek out in you where the heart lies.
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You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.
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.
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Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.
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Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.
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The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.
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