Pablo Neruda (July 12, 1904 - September 23, 1973)
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Pablo Neruda in Wikipedia
Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
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.
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.
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.
This is a peaceful protest.
A child must feel the flush of victory and the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes with a will to the tasks distasteful to him and resolves to dance his way through a dull routine of textbooks.
(June 27, 1880 - June 01, 1968)
My psychiatrist told me I was crazy and I said I want a second opinion. He said okay, you're ugly too.