Quotes by Federico García Lorca

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

"To see you naked is to recall the Earth."

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

"I've often lost myself,
in order to find the burn that keeps everything awake"

"I know there is no straight road
No straight road in this world
Only a giant labyrinth
Of intersecting crossroads"

Books by Federico García Lorca

  • Bambi
  • 33,381 ratings
  • May 1st 1995 by Harper

    (first published 1923)

  • Yerma
  • 6,046 ratings
  • February 20th 2007 by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

    (first published 1934)

Federico García Lorca
  • Federico García Lorca

  • Date of birth: June 05, 1898
  • Died: August 19, 1936
  • Born: in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Spain.

  • Description: Born in Fuente Vaqueros, Granada, Spain, June 5 1898; died near Granada, August 19 1936, García Lorca is one of Spain's most deeply appreciated and highly revered poets and dramatists. His murder by the Nationalists at the start of the Spanish civil war brought sudden international fame, accompanied by an excess of political rhetoric which led a later generation to question his merits; after the inevitable slump, his reputation has recovered (largely with a shift in interest to the less obvious works). He must now be bracketed with Machado as one of the two greatest poets Spain has produced in the 20th century, and he is certainly Spain's greatest dramatist since the Golden Age.