20 Best Quotes by Carlos Drummond de Andrade

15/12/2021

     Short Quotes by Carlos Drummond de Andrade about Life, Love, Gratitude, Happiness, Dreams, Time and Famous Poems: The 20 most outstanding Phrases. Messages, Quotes and Motivational Phrases!

Who was Carlos Drummond de Andrade?

     Carlos Drummond de Andrade (Itabira, October 31, 1902 - Rio de Janeiro, August 17, 1987) was a Brazilian poet, short story writer and chronicler, considered by many to be the most influential Brazilian poet of the 20th century. Drummond was one of the main poets of the second generation of Brazilian modernism, although his work is not restricted to specific movement forms and themes.

     The themes of his work are vast and range from existential issues, such as the meaning of life and death, to everyday, family and political issues, such as socialist utopia, always dialoguing with traditional and contemporary currents of his time. The formal and stylistic characteristics of his work are also vast, with the Minas Gerais dialect standing out at times.

Quotes by Carlos Drummond about life and love:

  • "It's easy to judge people who are being exposed by circumstances. It's hard to find and reflect on their mistakes, or try to do something different that they've done very wrong. And that's how we lose special people."

  • "Love is big and it fits in this window over the sea. The sea is big and it fits in the bed and mattress of love. Love is big and it fits in the brief space of kissing."

  • "Universe, vast universe, my heart is vaster."

  • "Be happy for no reason is the most authentic form of happiness."

  • "It's ugly. But it's a flower. It pierced the asphalt, boredom, disgust and hatred."

  • "That happiness does not depend on time, nor on the landscape, nor on luck, nor on money. That it can come in all simplicity, from the inside out, from each one to all."

  • "Walk as if the floor was full of flute sounds..."

  • "For love rescues poverty, overcomes boredom, brightens the day and restores imperishable joy in our nature."

  • "In Brazil there is no autumn but the leaves fall."

  • "Wasting time learning things that don't interest us deprives us of discovering interesting things."

Quotes and Poetry by Carlos Drummond de Andrade:

  • "It penetrates deafly into the realm of words. There are poems that happen to be written."

  • "Time is my matter. The present time, the present men, the present life."

  • "Proof that love continues, in the midst of all sorts of absurdities, violence and political and other tricks, and that no index of information, no earthquake, no sinister machination is capable of removing it from the face of the Earth."

  • "If you're looking for the good, you'll find it."

  • "Like plants, a friendship shouldn't be watered too much or too little."

  • "The pieces of life, glued together, form a strange cup of tea. Unused, it silently watches us from the sideboard."

  • "Ancient love has deep roots, made of suffering and beauty. For those reasons it fuses in infinity and for these it supplants nature."

  • "Ancient love lives by itself, not by someone else's cultivation or presence. It doesn't demand or ask for anything. It doesn't expect anything, but fate will deny the sentence."

  • "If the afternoon had been blue, there might have been less desire."

  • "A war ended yesterday, but there is still inside the chest that heroes are recovering."

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