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Pablo Neruda
Isabel Allende
Fernando Flores
Ricardo Lagos

Quotes and sayings from famous chilean authors
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. Pablo Neruda
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Poetry is an act of peace. Peace goes into the making of a poet as flour goes into the making of bread. Pablo Neruda

And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us. Pablo Neruda

It was at that age that poetry came in search of me. Pablo Neruda

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

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom. Isabel Allende

When trust improves, the mood improves. Fernando Flores

Here I came to the very edge where nothing at all needs saying...and every day on the balcony of the sea wings open fire is born and everything is blue again like morning. Pablo Neruda

It's important to see how we can advance in healing wounds. Ricardo Lagos

You have one big mythology in your favor: Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable. But I know you are jerks. Fernando Flores

Write what should not be forgotten. Isabel Allende

Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. Isabel Allende

You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living. Fernando Flores

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close. Pablo Neruda

We the mortals touch the metals, the wind, the ocean shores, the stones, knowing they will go on, inert or burning, and I was discovering, naming all the these things: it was my destiny to love and say goodbye. Pablo Neruda

Poverty is the frontier we have to be able to cross. Ricardo Lagos

Nice people with common sense do not make interesting characters. They only make good former spouses. Isabel Allende
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Now, on the road to freedom, I was pausing for a moment near Temuco and could hear the voice of the water that had taught me to sing. Pablo Neruda

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,in secret, between the shadow and the soul. Pablo Neruda

Saddest Poem Pablo Neruda

Love Sonnet XI Pablo Neruda

A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don't slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices. Pablo Neruda

I made my own assessment of my life, and I began to live it. That was freedom. Fernando Flores

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power. Fernando Flores

I never blamed Pinochet, or my torturers, or external circumstances. Fernando Flores

When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past. Fernando Flores

A feel-good style can be a symptom of unawareness or lack of caring. Fernando Flores

Hope is the raw material of losers. Fernando Flores
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But every company of the future is going to be in the business of exquisite care - which means quick turnaround time and convenience. To deliver exquisite care, you need an organization that coordinates well and listens well. Fernando Flores

Our best comes out when we have honest discussions. Fernando Flores
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