FEDERICO GARCÍA LORCA QUOTES

Spanish poet & playwright (1898-1936)

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, Blood Wedding

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Love is the kiss
in the quiet nest
while the leaves are trembling,
mirrored in the water.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, The Butterfly's Evil Spell

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The one thing life has taught me is that most people spend their lives bottled up inside their houses doing the things they hate.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, Yerma

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The snow is falling
on the deserted field
of my life,
and my hopes,
which roam far, are afraid
of becoming frozen or lost.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, "Another Song"

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Understand one single day fully, so you can love every night.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, The Public

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The bride, the white bride
today a maiden,
tomorrow a wife.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, Blood Wedding

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Death, vicious death,
Leave a green branch for love.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, Blood Wedding

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Every step we take on earth
brings us to a new world.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, "Floating Bridges"

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There's no doubt that I really have a feeling for the theater. These past few days it has occurred to me to do a comedy whose chief characters are photographic enlargements. Those people we see in doorways. Newlyweds, sergeants, dead girls, an anonymous crowd full of mustaches and wrinkles. It should be terrible. If I focus it well, it will possess pathos without consolation. In the midst of those people I will place an authentic fairy.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, letter to Melchor Fernandez Almagro, February/March 1926

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In each thing there is an insinuation of death. Stillness, silence, serenity are all apprenticeships.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, attributed, Only Mystery: Federico García Lorca's Poetry in Word and Image

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The groom
is like a flower of gold.
When he walks,
blossoms at his feet unfold.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, Blood Wedding

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But hurry, let's entwine ourselves as one,
our mouth broken, our soul bitten by love,
so time discovers us safely destroyed.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, "Sonnet of the Garland of Roses"

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Oh honey, there's nothing new on this earth when it comes to what men and women do in the dark. First love is when you learn. So you've learned that love can open you up like spring sun on a wee primrose. Good. Remember that. You know how to love.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, The House of Bernarda Alba

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Let the skein never end
of I love you you love me, ever burnt
with decrepit sun and old moon;
for whatever you don't give me and I don't ask of you
will be for death, which does not leave
even a shadow on trembling flesh.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, "The Poet Tells the Truth"

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The artist, and particularly the poet, is always an anarchist in the best sense of the word. He must heed only the call that arises within him from three strong voices: the voice of death, with all its foreboding, the voice of love, and the voice of art.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, attributed, Lorca: A Dream of Life

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Even money, which shines so much, spits sometimes.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, Blood Wedding

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Hail, mute devil!
You are the most
intense animal.
An eternal mystic
of the fleshly
inferno ...

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, "The He-Goat"

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Life is laughter amid a rosary of death.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, attributed, Only Mystery: Federico García Lorca's Poetry in Word and Image

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Death, lonely death,
Beneath the withered leaves.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, Blood Wedding

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Since I know you don't like me, don't bother answering, because it would trouble you; but I remember you always and I keep a place for you in my heart, brimful of poetry.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, letter to Melchor Fernandez Almagro, autumn 1924

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