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I'm taking a quote by Pablo Neruda and adapting it to something else. Rewording it, changing the meaning too. But I'd like to keep the Spanish --- if I could write it properly. Can you help?

Algún día en cualquier parte, en cualquier lugar, indefectiblemente hás de encontrar a ti mismo y solo de ti dependeres. Que sea la más amarga de tus horas lo tus momento mejor.

Update. I actually have seen a quote like that once in a picture in someone's office. I don't quite recall the author, but I think it was a name such as M. de Comb. Or something like that. These are my words. I recently realized this must have been an adaptation of Pablo Neruda's, but the adaptation seems so much better than the original. I would love if I could find the name of the author of the adaptation.

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    As written, your version is full of mistakes. See my reply below.
    – Gustavson
    Jul 20 at 18:43

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The original quote seems to be:

Algún día en cualquier parte, en cualquier lugar indefectiblemente te encontrarás a ti mismo, y ésa, sólo ésa, puede ser la más feliz o la más amarga de tus horas.
(... and that may be your happiest or bitterest time.)

And I suspect you want to say the following:

Algún día en cualquier parte, en cualquier lugar, indefectiblemente has de encontrarte a ti mismo y solo de ti dependerá que sea la más amarga de tus horas o tu mejor momento.
(... and it will only be up to you that that is your bitterest or your best time.)

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  • Thank you! I'm choosing your answer because it seemed closer to the choice and order of words I was looking for. Thank you so much!
    – user32976
    Jul 20 at 18:54
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Lo entiendo de este modo, ya que imprime más ritmo, mejor rima y sonoridad;


Algún día en cualquier parte, en cualquier lugar,

indefectiblemente has de encontrarte a ti mismo

y solo de ti dependerá

que sea la más amarga de tus horas

o el mejor de los momentos.


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