Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto was a politician from Chile, besides being a fantastic poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. If the name still does not ring a bell, you might just recognise him by the more popular name, Pablo Neruda.
In fact, according to novelist Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Neruda is ‘the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language.’ And even if you have read only a few of his works, you have to agree that he is indeed a special poet. So while there are other good poets, Neruda’s poem always offer something more than just words. They are in fact, very inspirational and thought provoking and make you feel very special, besides being perfect mediums to express your many emotions. He laces the words with his own brand of melancholia. And the end result is indeed beautiful.
Here are a few quotes that celebrate this amazing poet.