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Federico Garcia Lorca A bright light went out on 19th August 1936 when officials of the dictatorship of General Franco arrested Federico Garcia Lorca and took him away to be executed the same day. He posthumously still caused problems for the regime with so many unanswered questions that would not go away simply because he was and he remained the highest profile casualty of the Spanish civil war. The inspiring words of his poetry and dramatic twists of his plays helped immortalise him in the eyes of not just the Spanish people because the whole world got to know of his work and subsequent fate. In 1920's Spain he had a close friendship with Salvador Dali who both shared a mutual respect for each others work. Dali helped with stage settings and decorations for Lorca's play Mariana Pineda when it opened in Barcelona and Dali's fascination with gypsies was thought to have influenced Lorca to write his most successful poetry collection The Gypsy Ballads. He was a great man whose words and poetry inspired many, so here is my compilation of 8 of the best Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca quotes.
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Born: 5th June 1898, Granada, Andalusia, Spain
  • Died: 19th August 1936, Alfacar, Granada, Spain
  • Occupation: Poet and playwright
  • Best known poetry: Canciones (Songs) and Romancero Gitano (The Gypsy Ballads)
  • Best known plays: Blood Wedding and the House of Bernarda Alba
  • Trivia: Official documents released by Granada police in the 1960's proved the Franco regime were responsible for his execution

"As I have not worried to be born, I do not worry to die"

Federico Garcia Lorca

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

Federico Garcia Lorca

"The gypsies are a theme. And nothing more. I could just as well be a poet of sewing needles or hydraulic landscapes"

Federico Garcia Lorca

"The theatre is a school of weeping and of laughter"

Federico Garcia Lorca

"To see you naked is to recall the Earth"

Federico Garcia Lorca

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

Federico Garcia Lorca

"The day we stop resisting our instincts, we'll have learned how to live"

Federico Garcia Lorca

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

Federico Garcia Lorca





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