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Quotes by Federico Garcia Lorca

Let these Federico Garcia Lorca quotes help you to appreciate all aspects of life, and to cope with whatever comes along.

In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of
any other country in the world.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road.
Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose,
silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

I was lucky enough to see with my own eyes the recent stock-market crash,
where they lost several million dollars,
a rabble of dead money that went sliding off into the sea.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

To see you naked is to recall the Earth.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

 

Green how I want you green.
Green wind.
Green branches.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

As I have not worried to be born, I do not worry to die.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

The two elements the traveler first captures in the
big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm.
Geometry and anguish.
- Federico Garcia Lorca


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Not for a moment, beautiful aged Walt Whitman,
have I failed to see your beard full of butterflies.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

There is nothing more poetic and terrible than the
skyscrapers' battle with the heavens that cover them.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

The only things that the United States has given to
the world are skyscrapers,
jazz, and cocktails.
That is all.
And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

New York is something awful, something monstrous.
I like to walk the streets, lost, but I recognize that
New York is the world's greatest lie.
New York is Senegal with machines.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

I am not quite sure where home is right now.
I do have places in London and Milan,
and a house in Spain.
I guess I would say home is where my mother is,
and she lives in Spain.
- Sarah Brightman

I love Spain.
I go back two or three times a year usually to visit friends and ride horses.
- Bo Derek

We should never suffer Cuba to pass from the hands
of Spain to any other European power.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

I never thought we'd catch him, and when I saw he was
ready to drop I felt sorry for him.
I wanted to show it's not true I'm trying to win it all.
My goal is the Tour of Spain.
- Laurent Jalabert

Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away;
A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
- George Byron

There was a time when I used to live in Spain that
it went really crazy with drugs and stuff like that.
- Patricia Velasquez

The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what
happened in Stalin's Russia:
it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain.
- Tony Benn

In Spain there's the king - and then there's Antonio.
- Melanie Griffith

Spain is not a racist country.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when,
in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the
Popular Front Government of Republican Spain.
- Bill Alexander

To this day the Arab influence is evident in southern Italy,
northern Africa and, above all, in Spain.
- Carroll Quigley

It's like a dream to come to Spain and stay for a couple
of years and get somebody to teach me Spanish music.
- Lenny Kravitz

I like health-conscious cooking, but growing up in the South,
I do love southern cooking; southern France,
southern Italy, southern Spain.
I love southern cooking.
- Clarence Clemons

Whatever may be said as to our relations to some other countries,
I think the relations of this country to Spain offer
no ties of gratitude or of blood.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

I'm not religious.
In Spain all 22 players make the sign of the cross
before they enter the pitch.
If it works all matches must therefore end in a draw.
- Johan Cruijff

Never will the Anarchists in Spain be made to suffer
as they have been and are in Russia.
- Frederica Montseny

In Spain, we should have enough intelligence,
enough sense of individual and collective responsibility
to do for ourselves that which would be imposed upon us by a dictatorship.
- Frederica Montseny

I live in Spain.
Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night.
Basically, very late at night.
You don't watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost.
- Javier Bardem

There was interest from clubs in Italy and England,
I believe.
But I've never been attracted by the way they play in Italy.
Staying in Spain was always my preference.
- Luis Figo

Italy and Spain really are not my countries.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy

I've done quite a few adverts.
I've also done some presenting and acting work in Spain.
I did a lot of Spanish education videos for people
wanting to learn English.
- Christopher Parker

Our constancy, same might call it our madness,
was necessary to wear down the oppressive forces of the old democracy which,
in Spain, was a hundred years behind the times.
- Frederica Montseny

We tried many times before to speed on the social revolution in Spain;
attempted to stir up the feelings of the people and
to raise the banner of Libertarian Communism.
- Frederica Montseny

Every country gets the circus it deserves.
Spain gets bullfights.
Italy gets the Catholic Church.
America gets Hollywood.
- Erica Jong

When you want to make it clear to the rest of the world
that you are not an imperialist,
the best countries to have with you are Britain and Spain.
- Bill Maher

The civil war which has so long prevailed between Spain
and the Provinces in South America still continues,
without any prospect of its speedy termination.
- James Monroe

In the last 1,000 years, the Arabs have translated
as many books as Spain translates in just one year.
- Larry Elder

Yesterday, the president met with a group he calls
the coalition of the willing.
Or, as the rest of the world calls them,
Britain and Spain.
- Jon Stewart

The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater,
and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area,
and especially to Spain.
- Carroll Quigley

Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain.
- John Masefield

I was born at a bad time for Spain, but a really good one for cinema.
- Pedro Almodovar

Creole is New Orleans city food.
Communities were created by the people who wanted to
stay and not go back to Spain or France.
- Paul Prudhomme

Barcelona are my favourite team in Spain,
let's put it that way.
- Frank Lampard

I describe my works as books, but my publishers in Spain,
in the United States, and elsewhere insist on calling them novels.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves
two breaks in the season.
You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain,
they play right through the season.
We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter
until the end of January,
and that is a luxury.
- Franz Beckenbauer

The restaurant chefs in Spain are breaking ground,
but in terms of the everyday cooking in Spain I still
hear people coming back and saying they were disappointed.
I think it's because they're expecting the chef stuff.
- Sally Schneider

The right of self defense never ceases.
It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to
nations and to individuals,
and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or
by those who abuse her power,
its obligation is not the less strong.
- James Monroe

It's the change of rhythm which I think is what keeps me alive.
In Spain I hear so much noise from my window that can't stand it.
In Switzerland it's the lack of noise that drives me crazy.
- Geraldine Chaplin

In the literature of France Moliere occupies the same
kind of position as Cervantes in that of Spain,
Dante in that of Italy, and Shakespeare in that of England.
His glory is more than national - it is universal.
- Lytton Strachey

It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities
here in Spain and in America and everywhere.
We, the workers, can build others to take their place.
And better ones!
We are not in the least afraid of ruins.
- Buenaventura Durruti

After the desperate years of their own war,
after six years of repression inside Spain and six
years of horror in exile,
these people remain intact in spirit.
They are armed with a transcendent faith;
they have never won,
and yet they have never accepted defeat.
- Martha Gellhorn

If all our comrades of Europe, America and other countries,
who do not understand what we are doing to Spanish Anarchism,
would come to Spain, we could then see how they would react.
- Frederica Montseny

I've been working at performing for five years now.
I've been working in Australia and Spain and England.
When I was only 15 or 16, 1 was performing in bars;
I could have had legal problems,
but it's also the only way to get to know what music is all about.
- Andy Gibb

I am very proud of what we have built in Spain,
because it is not a traditional Formula 1 country.
I think we have found passionate fans,
and built up a strong culture for the sport -
and things are improving every day,
with more and more people getting interested.
- Fernando Alonso

But the Spain which emerged around 1960,
beginning with its economic miracle,
created by the invasion of tourists,
can no longer result in impassioned dedication on the
part of its intellectuals,
and even less on the part of foreign intellectuals.
- Juan Goytisolo

After that I won a prize, I was with a group of ancient
music of Spain that they helped me a lot with a grant,
you see, during three years.
And so I made my debut in 1944 and I found myself helping my family,
it was a very poor family.
- Victoria de los Angeles

When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important
factor in my decision to join Madrid.
I did not have to change country or learn a new language,
adopt a different sort of lifestyle,
and so on.
- Luis Figo

Thousand got away to other countries;
thousands returned to Spain tempted by false promises of kindness.
By the tens of thousands, these Spaniards died of neglect
in the concentration camps.
- Martha Gellhorn

On some level, now, we are joining the larger world
and realizing that we are connected with people in these very scary ways,
sometimes.
What happened recently in Spain affects us here and brings questions up.
It is too bad that people have to be shaken up in that way.
- Edwidge Danticat

But those audiences in Spain, they were just so stoned.
I don't like playing to audiences like that because
they just don't do anything.
I'm up here with my band and we're working really hard
and they are just stoned.
- Graham Coxon

There are pockets of great food in Spain,
but there are also pockets of very mediocre food in Spain,
and the same in Morocco and the same in Croatia and
the same in Germany and the same in Austria.
- Mario Batali

In Holland and Spain and France, where so many of us come from,
people aren't interested in the sex lives of their players.
We don't hear these stories - even in Italy where the
media is right on top of football.
- Dennis Bergkamp

And it is because a series of elements in Spanish life
which operate today the same way as they did in the
times of Blanco White made obvious my relationship with him,
based on a similarity in Spain's condition.
- Juan Goytisolo

We're aligning ourselves with Kerry.
Our allegiance will be for peace, against war,
no more deaths for oil, and for a dialogue between
the government of Spain and the new Kerry administration.
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

The commerce of India does not grow,
nor does that of Portugal,
or of Turkey; that but that of the protected countries does increase,
as has been shown in the case of Spain,
and can now be shown in that of Germany.
- Henry Charles Carey

The terrorist attacks of September 11,
2001, as well as more recent attacks in Madrid,
Spain, and London, England, showed in a very tragic
way just how vulnerable many areas of the world are
to these sorts of actions.
- Jo Bonner

The attacks in Jordan, just like those before it in Indonesia,
Egypt, Spain and the United States, demonstrate that
terrorism does not discriminate by race,
ethnicity or region.
Instead, terrorists indiscriminately target those seeking to live a peaceful,
loving and free life.
- Allyson Schwartz

In most places that are rich in guitar culture,
everyone uses their fingers, like in Spain or Africa.
In Japan there are string instruments played that way.
It is not until you get in the States that you find people using picks.
- Kevin Eubanks

Intellectuals, academics, writers and poets were an
important force in the early groups of volunteers.
They had the means to get to Spain and were accustomed to travelling,
whereas very few workers had left British shores.
- Bill Alexander


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