20 Dulce Maria Loynaz Quotes from the Cuban Poet

Dulce María Loynaz Muñoz (1902–1997) was a prominent Cuban poet, highly esteemed in Cuban literature.

Daughter of General Enrique Loynaz del Castillo and sister to poet Enrique Loynaz Muñoz, she grew up in a culture-rich environment.

Loynaz earned a Doctorate in Civil Law from University of Havana in 1927 but seldom practiced.


Her affluent upbringing enabled travels and meetings with notable authors like Federico García Lorca and Gabriela Mistral.

She began her literary journey by publishing poems in 1920 and later wrote the feminist novel, “Jardin.”

Loynaz was part of multiple literary academies and her contribution was recognized with the prestigious Miguel de Cervantes Prize in 1992.

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In 1959, she voluntarily stopped publishing and secluded herself, resurfacing in the 1980s when her work was rediscovered. She passed away in 1997.

In this article, I have selected the best quotes by Dulce Maria Loynaz.

Top 5 Dulce Maria Loynaz Quotes


I wouldn’t trade my solitude for a little love. For a lot of love, yes. But a lot of love is itself a kind of solitude. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.


Everything touched by autumn’s sadness. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.


I have been cutting my poetry so much that I have reached the pit without tasting the fruit. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.


I never call your name, but you are in me like the song in the nightingale’s throat even when it’s not singing. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.


Only love reveals, in a rapid flash of light, the beauty of a soul. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.

Best Dulce Maria Loynaz Quotes

My bones ache. The very blouse on my back aches. And my solitude aches, too, ever since you let me press my mouth to it and blow it into flame. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.

I love you with a love that reaches you on the other shore. That dark, unknown shore where, in order to follow you, my love stumbles forth blindly, bleeding, but always holding you tight. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.

If you love me, love me whole
not by zones of light or shadow…
if you love me, love me black
and white, and gray and green and blond,
and mixed…
love me day,
love me night…
and in the morning with the open window!
If you love me, don’t break me in pieces:
love me whole… Or do not love me at all. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.


You have wings and I don’t. You flit through the air like a butterfly, while I go off to learn, from every last road on earth, what it means to be sad. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.

I nourished stars, dreams, and souls, never noticing that my own veins were being emptied of their generous blood. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.

Famous Dulce Maria Loynaz Quotes

There is still one difference left between us. You have a tenderness grown weary and I have a weariness grown tender. ~ Dulce María Loynaz – Absolute Solitude: Selected Poems.

Even in your way of forgetting there is something beautiful. I thought all forgetting was darkness, but your forgetting is luminous, like a great radiance. Like the dawn wiping out the stars! ~ Dulce María Loynaz.


I’m happy because it just rained and the wet earth smells just for me. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.

You come all flowers & new moon, quick to wrap me in your pent-up tides, in your stormy clouds, in your confused fragrances which I begin to recognize one by one. ~ Dulce María Loynáz.


You took the lamp with you, but the light stayed with me. Or something more subtle and tenuous, like the light’s shadow. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.

Maria Loynaz Quotes in Spanish

A nada temo más que a seguir siendo yo misma/ I fear nothing so much as ceaselessly being myself. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.

Estoy doblada sobre tu recuerdo como la mujer que vi esta tarde lavando en el río. Horas y horas de rodillas, doblada por la cintura sobre este río negro de tu ausencia. ~ Dulce María Loynaz.


Eché mi esperanza al mar:
y aún fue en el mar, mi esperanza
Verde-mar… ~ Dulce María Loynaz.

Si me quieres, quiéreme entera,
no por zonas de luz y sombra…
Si me quieres, quiéreme negra
y blanca. Y gris, y verde y rubia,
y morena…
Quiéreme día,
quiéreme noche…
¡Y madrugada en la ventana abierta!…
Si me quieres, no me recortes:
¡Quiéreme toda… O no me quieras! ~ Dulce María Loynaz.

Cuando vayamos al mar
yo te diré mi secreto:
Me envuelve, pero no es ola…
Me amarga…, pero no es sal… ~ Dulce Maria Loynaz.

So these were the 20 top quotes about Dulce Maria Loynaz.

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