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Anne Stevenson Quotes

I meant to behave but there were too many other options - Funny Quotes
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
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A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don’t ignore feelings and emotions  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I play with language a great deal in my poems, and I enjoy that. I try to condense language, that is, I try to express complicated but I hope real emotions as simply as possible. But that doesn’t mean the poems are simple, just that they are as truthful as I can make them.  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy.  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I’m not really quiet or shy. Ask any of my friends! But I always ground my poetry in life itself. Poetry is an art of language, though, so I am always aware of every word’s meaning, or multiple meanings.  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I have always made my own rules, in poetry as in life - though I have tried of late to cooperate more with my family. I do, however, believe that without order or pattern poetry is useless  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) There’s no friend like someone who has known you since you were five  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) You’ve got criminal courts and child welfare officials refusing to do their jobs and protect children so they can shift the cases over to family court where predatory professionals can turn a dirty buck off the atrocities committed against children.  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) My soul, how will I recognize you if we meet?  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) The sea is as near as we come to another world  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I think a poet, like a painter, should be a craftsperson  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) Blackbirds are the cellos of the deep farms  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don’t ignore feelings and emotions  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I’m not really quiet or shy. Ask any of my friends! But I always ground my poetry in life itself. Poetry is an art of language, though, so I am always aware of every word’s meaning, or multiple meanings  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) There comes a time when you have to trust your own judgment, when you must close your eyes and let your instinct rule you  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I am now seventy, rather glad, really, that I won’t live to see the horrors to come in the 21st century  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I like rhyme because it is memorable, I like form because having to work to a pattern gives me original ideas  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) You’ve got criminal courts and child welfare officials refusing to do their jobs and protect children so they can shift the cases over to family court where predatory professionals can turn a dirty buck off the atrocities committed against children  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) There is far too much literary criticism of the wrong kind. That is why I never could have survived as an academic  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I don’t like poetry that just slaps violent words on a canvas, as it were  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I write, or used to write, to explain to myself situations I couldn’t otherwise solve or understand. Meditation comes very naturally to me  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I work very hard on all my poems, but most of the work consists of trying not to sound as if I had worked. I try to make them sound as natural as possible, but within a quite strict form, which to my ears has a lot to do with musical rhythm and sound  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) I play with language a great deal in my poems, and I enjoy that. I try to condense language, that is, I try to express complicated but I hope real emotions as simply as possible. But that doesn’t mean the poems are simple, just that they are as truthful as I can make them  (Anne Stevenson Quotes) My earlier poems were sadder than my poems are today, perhaps because I wrote them in confusion or when I was unhappy. But I am not a melancholy person, quite the contrary, no one enjoys laughing more than I do  (Anne Stevenson Quotes)