1968 Total Quotes

American Poet Quotes Page 5

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
Samuel Ullman
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Maya Angelou
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Maya Angelou
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Our visions begin with our desires.
Audre Lorde
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Men do not understand books until they have a certain amount of life, or at any rate no man understands a deep book, until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents.
Ezra Pound
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For we must be one thing or the other, an asset or a liability, the sinew in your wing to help you soar, or the chain to bind you to earth.
Countee Cullen
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When I am not desperate, I am worthless.
Ivo Andric
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Charles Schulz
Aunt Marion was right... Never marry a musician, and never answer the door.
Charles Schulz
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Robert Frost
Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.
Robert Frost
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Within the hearts men, loyalty and consideration are esteemed greater than success.
Bryant McGill
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There never was a war that was not inward; I must fight till I have conquered in myself what causes war.
Marianne Moore
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I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones.
Walt Whitman
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Allen Ginsberg
Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.
Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg
My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.
Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg
The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.
Allen Ginsberg
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John Ashbery
I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
John Ashbery
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Allen Ginsberg
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.
Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather Boa!
Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.
Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg
Fortunately art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg
America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg
The fact to which we have got to cling, as to a lifebelt, is that it is possible to be a normal decent person and yet be fully alive.
Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg
Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
Allen Ginsberg
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Allen Ginsberg
I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry, he has seen the presence of the creator.
Allen Ginsberg
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I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.
Marianne Moore
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Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.
Rita Dove
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Men expect too much, do too little.
Allen Tate
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The mission for the day is to encourage students to think beyond traditional career opportunities, prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace.
Allen Tate
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Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.
Alice Miller
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Contempt is the weapon of the weak and a defense against one's own despised and unwanted feelings.
Alice Miller
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Ogden Nash
Happiness is having a scratch for every itch.
Ogden Nash
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