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Fleur Adcock Quotes

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You have to listen to your own voice. Not your heart, not your instincts, not any of that self-permissive psycho-babble stuff. No, none of that. If it was just about instincts and bright ideas it wouldn’t need to be a voice. It’s about words. You hear them, read them, then you write. But mostly read. Read the bloody poems  (Fleur Adcock Quotes) Art’s whatever you choose to frame  (Fleur Adcock Quotes) Poetry is a search for ways of communication; it must be conducted with openness, flexibility, and a constant readiness to listen  (Fleur Adcock Quotes) There are worse things than having behaved foolishly in public. There are worse things than these miniature betrayals, committed or endured or suspected; there are worse things than not being able to sleep for thinking about them. It is 5 a.m. All the worse things come stalking in and stand icily about the bed looking worse and worse and worse  (Fleur Adcock Quotes) I write in praise of the solitary act: of not feeling a trespassing tongue forced into one’s mouth, one’s breath smothered, nipples crushed against the ribcage, and that metallic tingling in the chin set off by a certain odd nerve: unpleasure  (Fleur Adcock Quotes)