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Lucille Clifton Quotes

Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is - Funny Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
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I don’t go get a poem. It calls me and I accept it  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Intellect doesn’t translate across cultures; intuition does  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Poetry is a matter of life, not just a matter of language  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) You cannot play for safety and make art  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Telling the truth about children’s lives is radical  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) I don’t go get a poem. It calls me and I accept it  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) They ask me to remember but they want me to remember their memories and I keep on remembering mine  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) In the bigger scheme of things the universe is not asking us to do something, the universe is asking us to be something. And that’s a whole different thing.  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that’s a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated.  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) To be a good poet, you must care more about the writing, than the writer  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Won’t you celebrate with me what I have shaped into a kind of life? I had no model. born in babylon both nonwhite and woman what did I see to be except myself? I made it up here on this bridge between starshine and clay, my one hand holding tight my other hand; come celebrate with me that everyday something has tried to kill me and has failed.  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) We cannot create what we can’t imagine  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) You might as well answer the door, my child, the truth is furiously knocking  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Tell the truth... maybe just to see clearly, as clearly as possible  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) I keep hearing tree talk water words and I keep knowing what they mean  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Every pair of eyes facing you has probably experienced something you could not endure  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Poems come out of wonder, not out of knowing  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Say it clear, and it will be beautiful  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Won’t you celebrate with me what I have shaped into a kind of life? I had no model. born in babylon both nonwhite and woman what did I see to be except myself? I made it up here on this bridge between starshine and clay, my one hand holding tight my other hand; come celebrate with me that everyday something has tried to kill me and has failed  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) The lesson of the falling leaves the leaves believe such letting go is love such love is faith such faith is grace such grace is God I agree with the leaves  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Children when they ask you why your mama so funny say she is a poet she don’t have no sense  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Things don’t fall apart. Things hold. Lines connect in thin ways that last and last and lives become generations made out of pictures and words just kept  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) People wish to be poets more than they wish to write poetry, and that’s a mistake. One should wish to celebrate more than one wishes to be celebrated  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) In the bigger scheme of things the universe is not asking us to do something, the universe is asking us to be something. And that’s a whole different thing  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Don’t write out of what I know; I write out of what I wonder. I think most artists create art in order to explore, not to give the answers. Poetry and art are not about answers to me; they are about questions  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) May you kiss the wind then turn from it certain that it will love your back  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) Come celebrate with me that every day something has tried to kill me and has failed  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) If I should enter the house and speak with my own voice, at last, about its awful furnitutre, pulling apart the covering over the dusty bodies; the randy father, the husband holding ice in his hand like a blessing, the mother bleeding into herself and the small imploding girl, I say if I should walk into that web, who will come flying after me, leaping tall buildings? you?  (Lucille Clifton Quotes) These hips have never been enslaved, they go where they want to go they do what they want to do. these hips are mighty hips. these hips are magic hips  (Lucille Clifton Quotes)
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