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Norman MacCaig Quotes

If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare Quotes
Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
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Anybody who writes doesn’t like to be misunderstood  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) I don’t think of myself all the time  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) When I talk of hearing a poet’s voice speaking, I always think of it as in the presence of the man.  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) When I was asked to be Writer in Residence at Edinburgh I thought, you can’t teach poetry. This is ridiculous  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) And in a way, that’s been a help to me, because I take great passions for a particular poet - sometimes it lasts for many years, sometimes only for a while. This happens to everybody  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) And some poets are far better read off the page because they’re very bad speakers. I’m thinking of one in particular whom I won’t name, a good poet, and he reads in such a dry, boring way, your eyes start drooping  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) But I hang on to books. I love them. I even think they’re very nice decor in a room - far better than paintings... That’s not quite true!  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) It’s like breathing in and out to me. It’s like having a conversation with someone who isn’t there. Because it has to be addressed to somebody - not a particular person, or very rarely  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) There are some friends you don’t meet for twenty years and when you meet them again it’s as if no twenty years has happened - you’re lucky when that happens. I feel the same about books  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) In some ways I’m a reticent man, and for quite a number of years there wasn’t very much of my real true deep feelings in my writing.  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) Well, I love fishing. I wouldn’t kill a fly myself but I’ve no hesitation in killing a fish. A lot of men are like that. No bother. Out you come. Thump. And that’s not the only reason.  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) I don’t think of myself all the time  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) I was very interested in American poetry for many years. Much less now  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) Well, I’m a light traveller. I chuck things away  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) I’m very gregarious, but I love being in the hills on my own  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) I just didn’t want to shoot other people  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) Who owns this landscape? the millionaire who bought it or the poacher staggering downhill in the morning with a deer on his back?  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) All I write about is what’s happened to me and to people I know, and the better I know them, the more likely they are to be written about  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) A terrible thing about getting oldish is that your friends start dying, and in the last ten years I have lost seven or eight of my closest  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) In some ways I’m a reticent man, and for quite a number of years there wasn’t very much of my real true deep feelings in my writing  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) And if they haven't got poetry in them, there's nothing you can do that will produce it  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) However, I learned something. I thought that if the young person, the student, has poetry in him or her, to offer them help is like offering a propeller to a bird  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever, whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) I don’t care whether a book is a first edition or not. I’m not a bibliophile in that word’s natural sense  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) I only keep books that I like very much. Otherwise I’d throw them out  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) I said I have no powers of invention. Well, I also have no powers of mimicry  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) If I wrote a play with four characters every single one of them would talk like me regardless of age or sex  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) People haven’t got the interest in long long works these days. A lack of interest which I share  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) Well, I love fishing. I wouldn’t kill a fly myself but I’ve no hesitation in killing a fish. A lot of men are like that. No bother. Out you come. Thump. And that’s not the only reason  (Norman MacCaig Quotes) When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me  (Norman MacCaig Quotes)
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