Tag: poetry

Federico García Lorca: Quotations

Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) “Un muerto en España está más vivo como muerto que en ningún sitio del mundo.” (A dead man in Spain is more alive than a dead man anywhere in the world.) Poeta en Nueva York “Verte…

Dante Alighieri: Quotations

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) “Nessun maggior dolore che ricordarsi del tempo felice ne la miseria.” (There is no greater sorrow Than to recall a happy time In misery.) Divina Commedia, Inferno, Canto V, 121-123

Emily Dickinson: Quotations

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) “We never know how high we are till we are called to rise. Then if we are true to form our statures touch the skies.” Poems

William Shakespeare: Quotations

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s…

Alfonsina Storni: Quotations

Alfonsina Storni (1892-1938) “Quisiera esta tarde divina de octubre pasear por la orilla lejana del mar; que la arena de oro, y las aguas verdes, y los cielos puros me vieran pasar. Ser alta, soberbia, perfecta, quisiera, como una romana, para…

Sappho: Quotations

Sappho (7th-6th century BC) “Like the sweet apple which reddens upon the topmost bough, Atop on the topmost twig, which the pluckers forgot, somehow, Forget it not, nay; but got it not, for none could get it till now.” (Translated by…

Luis Rosales: Quotations

Luis Rosales (1910-1992) “Como el náufrago metódico que contase las olas que le quedan para morir; y las contase, y las volviese a contar, para evitar errores, hasta la última hasta aquella que tiene la estatura de un niño y le…