Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto was a Chilean politician, as well as a fantastic poet. He even got the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. Still doesn’t ring a bell? Well, you probably know him as the poet Pablo Neruda.
Novelist Gabriel García Márquez once called Neruda ‘the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.’, and I couldn’t agree more. True, there are other great poets, but Neruda’s poems always had something more than poetry to offer. They have a blithe spirit about them that makes the reader, you, feel buoyantly beautiful from within. And that is exactly how these 15 quotes by Neruda will make you feel.