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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Best Money Quotes

The biggest Money Rule, all who have Money make the rules. 
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
The best month to have Money is December, some of the other months are October, April, August, March, May, January, July, September, November, June, and February.
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
If Money is a source of all your evil, I will gladly accept all your evils.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
Without Money life will be like a flower without fragrance, a sun without rays, a bird without wings, the earth without atmosphere, and a human being without blood.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
Never run away from Money for you will regret when Money will run away from you.
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
The fastest way to attract money is love money, love people and love yourself.
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
You have been brainwashed so far to be against money. Now get brainwashed towards money for a change.”
- Suresh Padmanabhan
Two great masters Lord Buddha and Lord Mahavira began their lives as kings. This can symbolize that when one achieves peak of materialism, the depth of spirituality can be felt.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
One of the biggest lies in the world is “Money is not important in my life“
- Suresh Padmanabhan
The poor ignorant fool says I am renouncing Materialism for Spiritual Progress, but has he created enough material wealth in the first place to renounce it.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
The bitter truth “when you don’t have sufficient Money Flow, nobody loves you, neither your mother nor yourself “
- Suresh Padmanabhan
Even if you decide to escape to the Himalayas for Spiritual Bliss, you need Money in the first place even to reach there.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
Money is not only important from Birth to Death but also beyond - to bury or cremate you.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
‘Money is one huge bottleneck area in our lives. Understanding money is Understanding Life.”
- Suresh Padmanabhan
The easiest thing to do with Money-“Spend it”. Every fool can.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
Give me a million dollar and I will spend all of it in just a day says many. But few would dare to say, “give me a million dollars and I will make it a billion”
- Suresh Padmanabhan
When I had money I did not respect it, now I want to respect money, but I don’t have any.
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
Money builds spirituality; show me any temple or church built out of just thin air.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
The guru/ master said “I don’t touch money” but no one questioned his numerous disciples who touched it for him.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
God made men, men made money and money made many men mad.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
When I had time I had no money, now I have Money I have no time.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
Some are born with golden spoon, some with silver spoon and some with no spoon.
- Suresh Padmanabhan
A leaking wallet and a leaking ship both are bound to sink.
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
Many first loose their health to become wealthy then they loose their wealth to become healthy.
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
Whoever said health is wealth knew how expensive medical expenses are.
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
A common misconception exists that the spiritual and materialistic paths are different. Actually both originate at one point.
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
If spirituality means to include and accept all, then isn’t it false on some spiritual people to say Reject Money?
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
Money is a completely neutral tool. In the hands of the good, money is fantastic. In the hands of the evil, it can cause great damage.
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
How can you blame money, a mere tool? Outcomes of both good and evil lie ultimately in your handling.
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
The day you become comfortable with money you also become comfortable with life.
-  Suresh Padmanabhan
The path I advocate is the straight path that says money and deep spirituality can co-exist.” 
-  Suresh Padmanabhan

Harold Pinter Quotes

"Apart from the known and the unknown, what else is there?"
"Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living."
"One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness."
"The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them."

Grace Paley Quotes

"All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad or peculiar."
"Let us go forth with fear and courage and rage to save the world."
"Rosiness is not a worse windowpane than gloomy gray when viewing the world."
"The word career is a divisive word. It's a word that divides the normal life from business or professional life."
"You become a writer because you need to become a writer - nothing else."

Marge Piercy Quotes

"A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done."
"If you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening."
"It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover."
"Never doubt that you can change history. You already have."

Octavio Paz Quotes

"Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game."
"If we are a metaphor of the universe, the human couple is the metaphor par excellence, the point of intersection of all forces and the seed of all forms. The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time."
"Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history."
"Man does not speak because he thinks; he thinks because he speaks. Or rather, speaking is no different than thinking: to speak is to think."
"Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings."
"Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone."
"What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism."
"Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two."

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

"A gentleman with a pug nose is a contradiction in terms."
"A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime."
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."
"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears."
"I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it."
"I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago."
"I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager."
"I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat."
"In criticism I will be bold, and as sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me."
"In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed."
"It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream."
"Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so."
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary."
"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."
"That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward."
"That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful."
"The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all these more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind."
"The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led."
"The true genius shudders at incompleteness - and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be."
"There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few."
"There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man."
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
"To be thoroughly conversant with a man's heart, is to take our final lesson in the iron-clasped volume of despair."
"To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can himself attain greatness."
"We loved with a love that was more than love."
"Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'"
"With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion."

Wilfred Owen Quotes

"My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity."
"What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns."

Sharon Olds Quotes

"At one point I took on a new job, and I just didn't have time to do anything but work."
"Because a poem is not written while running or while answering the phone. It's written in whatever minutes one has. Sometimes you have half an hour."
"Every poet I know - although there may be some I don't know who lead very different lives, who maybe live in the country and don't teach - tends to be just like the rest of us: just really busy, really overcommitted."
"Everyone is so different. I sometimes wish I wrote in a different way. You know, that feeling of: So-and-so writes slowly, if only I wrote slowly."
"I didn't have time to sit down and look at the work of a year and choose what to type."
"I think that my work is easy to understand because I am not a thinker, I am not a... How can I put it? I write the way I perceive, I guess."
"I think that there are fiction writers for whom that works well. I could never do it. I feel as if, by the time I see that it's a poem, it's almost written in my head somewhere."
"I think this is true for all artists. My senses are very important to me."
"I was very afraid that I wouldn't be able to do this job well. And the time never came back."
"I wish I wrote more about the world at more distance from myself."
"I'm not sure that the benefit - as a writer and as a citizen - that I would get from reading at least the front page of the Times every day or every other day would outweigh the depression."
"I'm probably so out of it at my age that I don't know what people think."
"If I wrote in a sonnet form, I would be distorting. Or if I had some great new idea for line breaks and I used it in a poem, but it's really not right for that poem, but I wanted it, that would be distorting."
"It might be a bad thing, not to know what's going on in the world. I can't say I really approve of it."
"Many poets write books. They'll tell you: Well, I've got my next book, but there are two poems I need to write, one about x, one about y. This is a wonder to me."
"Maybe we can use a metaphor for it, out of dance. I think for many years I was aware of the need, in dance and in life, to breathe deeply and to take in more air than we usually take in."
"My poems - I don't even like the sound of that, in a way. Not that anyone else wrote them. But we know that only people who are really close to us care about our personal experience."
"So I did quit coffee and I did quit smoking. But I haven't managed that with drinking!"
"The amount of horror one used to hear about in one village could be quite extreme. But one might not have heard about all the other villages' horrors at the same time."
"The decision for me was whether to have "The Father" be a book that told a story - from the point of view of this speaker, the daughter - without, as in the earlier books, then having a section on something else and a section on something else."
"The fact that there was a lot of anger and sorrow and a sense of connection to destructive feelings in "The Father" doesn't bother me."
"The older I get, the more I feel almost beautiful."
"The teaching is very rewarding, and very time-consuming, and very exhausting. But it's wonderful. The community here at NYU is very precious to me."
"Their spirits and their visions are embodied in their craft. And so is mine. It's not Jane Saw Puff. But the clarity of Jane Saw Puff is precious to me."
"There are some fine books and essays about that. Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and the role that society gives its writers - encouraging them to die."
"This creature of the poem may assemble itself into a being with its own centrifugal force."
"To me, the mind seems to be spread out in the whole body - the senses are part of the brain. I guess they're not where the thinking is done."
"We're all taking on too much, we're all asking too much of ourselves. We're all wishing we could do more, and therefore just doing more."
"Well, "The Wellspring" was written from 1983 to 1986. And it had a section in the beginning that was poems that began from others' experience."
"Well, one thing I'm really interested in, when I'm writing, is being accurate."
"When I quit all these things and said I didn't have any time, I meant I didn't have any time."
"Who wants to put together something that will bear some relationship to the vision or memory or experience or story or idea or dream or whatever."
"You listen to them and you're hearing a world-view, a body-view, you're hearing a spirit of a person, and mind, and heart, and soul."

Michael Ondaatje Quotes

"A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch.."
"Anil's Ghost is a pretty serious book, but you do want to have a break."
"Anil's Ghost may be a familiar style to earlier books I've written, but it feels new to me."
"As a writer, one is busy with archaeology."
"I did not expect Anil's Ghost to go off into a twenty or thirty page section in the Grove of Ascetics when I began, but that seemed to be the way the book should go."
"I do know that film is much more visceral, in terms of its effect on the reader."
"I don't have a plan for a story when I sit down to write. I would get quite bored carrying it out."
"I don't see novels ending with any real sense of closure."
"I grew up in a country that was very different - the germs of racism were there then, I just wasn't aware of it."
"I read fiction, a little nonfiction, a little poetry - as various as possible."
"I see the poem or the novel ending with an open door."
"I tend not to know what the plot is or the story is or even the theme. Those things come later, for me."
"I'm a Canadian citizen. But I always want to feel at home in Sri Lanka. I'm a member of both countries."
"In the book the relationship with Katharine and Almasy is sort of only in the patient's mind."
"It doubles your perception, to write from the point of view of someone you're not."
"It's a discovery of a story when I write a book, a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering what's beyond in the darkness, beyond where you're writing."
"It's a responsibility of the writer to get the reader out of the story somehow."
"It's an odd state to be in, blowing the whistle on your home country."
"It's why you create characters: so you can argue with yourself."
"Once I've discovered the story, I might restructure it, maybe move things around, set up a clue that something is going to happen later, but that happens much later in an editorial capacity."
"One of the metaphors was the burial and stealing of Buddhist statues, how they get stolen and buried, unearthed and resold. Like human life, a metaphor for human life."
"Prose is much more public; I would like it to be as private, intimate, casual, not structured as poetry, not having an agenda."
"Research can be a big clunker. It's difficult to know how you can make the historical light."
"Right now, I have no idea what I will write or if I will write again."
"That's Anil's path. She grows up in Sri Lanka, goes and gets educated abroad, and through fate or chance gets brought back by the Human Rights Commission to investigate war crimes."
"The last three books are much more a case of a moment of history, what happened almost by accident or coincidence, like being in the same elevator or lifeboat."
"To write about someone like myself would be very limiting."
"Truth, at the wrong time, can be dangerous."
"When I was writing Billy the Kid, all I had was the question, How do I write this book? That's always the question."
"When you're writing, it's as if you're within a kind of closed world."
"You don't want to write your own opinion, you don't want to just represent yourself, but represent yourself through someone else."
"You want to suggest something new, but at the same time, resolve the drama of the action in the novel."
"You're getting everyone's point of view at the same time, which, for me, is the perfect state for a novel: a cubist state, the cubist novel."

Mary Oliver Quotes

"To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go."
"When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms."

Anais Nin Quotes

"A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked."
"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
"Dreams are necessary to life."
"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living."
"Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it."
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
"Good things happen to those who hustle."
"He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie."
"How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself."
"I know why familles were created, with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed."
"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing."
"I stopped loving my father a long time ago. What remained was the slavery to a pattern."
"I will not be just a tourist in the world of images, just watching images passing by which I cannot live in, make love to, possess as permanent sources of joy and ecstasy."
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me nave or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."
"If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way."
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it."
"It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it."
"It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all."
"Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death."
"Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat."
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."
"Living never wore one out so much as the effort not to live."
"My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living."
"Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together."
"People living deeply have no fear of death."
"The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle."
"The human father has to be confronted and recognized as human, as man who created a child and then, by his absence, left the child fatherless and then Godless."
"The only abnormality is the incapacity to love."
"The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself."
"The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery."
"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."
"There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do."
"There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic."
"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
"There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person."
"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country."
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls."
"What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?"
"When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow."
"When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others."

Alfred Noyes Quotes

"Apart from the writings that bear his name (Revelation, the Gospel, and the three Epistles) there are few references to St. John in the New Testament, but, if we had to depend on these references alone, there is enough to give him one of the chief places in the history of Christendom."
"At a certain stage in his evolution, man himself had been able to lay hold upon a higher order of things, which raised him above the level of the beasts that perish, and enabled him to see, at least in the distance, the shining towers of the City of God."
"At the end of Revelation there is again that solemn insistence on the personal testimony, and even more solemn warning to those who would impugn it."
"Of the sayings of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels that can be compared to those in the fourth Gospel, there are one or two which I venture to think can only have been recorded on the authority of St. John."
"St. Luke again associates St. John with St. Peter in the Acts of the Apostles, when, after the Resurrection, that strange boldness had come upon the disciples."
"St. Luke tells us that it was St. John who was sent, with St. Peter, to make ready the guest chamber for the Last Supper."
"The co-existence of fiery passion and exquisite tenderness in a single character is a fact of human nature which did not escape the observation of Shakespeare, its profoundest secular student."
"The first Epistle of St. John is a letter from an old man, solemnly attesting that which he had seen and touched and handled."
"The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas."
"The mother of John and James may have expressed herself in terms that sounded like earthly ambition, but it seems at least probable that the natural bonds of relationship might have induced something of that forgivable rivalry of affection."
"To St. John the Word of God is not the Logos of the Greeks nor the Memra of the Hebrews, but true man, in whom God had become articulate."

Alden Nowlan Quotes

"Being a foreigner is not a disease."
"I couldn't help being a part of my race. A race that continued to be tough. It was possible for me to accept myself, finally, only when I realized-emotionally-that poetry is tough too, that a poem can contain as much fury and power as a fist or a blackjack."
"Offhand, the only North American writers I can think of who have come from a background of rural poverty and gone on to write about it have been Negroes."

Ogden Nash Quotes

"A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of."
"A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold."
"A husband is a guy who tells you when you've got on too much lipstick and helps you with your girdle when your hips stick."
"An occasional lucky guess as to what makes a wife tick is the best a man can hope for, Even then, no sooner has he learned how to cope with the tick than she tocks."
"Basketball, a game which won't be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo."
"Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker."
"Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for."
"Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you."
"Door: What a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of."
"Happiness is having a scratch for every itch."
"Here is a pen and here is a pencil, here's a typewriter, here's a stencil, here's a list of today's appointments, and all the flies in all the ointments, the daily woes that a man endures - take them, George, they're yours!"
"I don't mind their having a lot of money, and I don't care how they employ it, but I do think that they damn well ought to admit they enjoy it."
"I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it."
"I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all."
"I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance."
"Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year."
"Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them."
"Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."
"No matter how deep and dark your pit, how dank your shroud, their heads are heroically unbloody and unbowed."
"Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naive."
"One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence."
"Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore."
"People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it."
"People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up."
"Professional men, they have no cares; whatever happens, they get theirs."
"Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long."
"Remorse is a violent dyspepsia of the mind."
"Sleep is perverse as human nature, Sleep is perverse as a legislature, Sleep is as forward as hives or goiters, And where it is least desired, it loiters."
"The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late."
"The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk."
"The only people who should really sin are the people who can sin and grin."
"The trouble with a kitten is that when it grows up, it's always a cat."
"There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all."
"They take the paper and they read the headlines. So they've heard of unemployment and they've heard of bread-lines. And they philanthropically cure them all by getting up a costume charity ball."
"To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up."
"Too clever is dumb."
"Whether elected or appointed he considers himself the Lord's anointed, and indeed the ointment lingers on him so thick you can't get your fingers on him."

Howard Nemerov Quotes

"Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed."

Pablo Neruda Quotes

"I grew up in this town, my poetry was born between the hill and the river, it took its voice from the rain, and like the timber, it steeped itself in the forests."
"Now, on the road to freedom, I was pausing for a moment near Temuco and could hear the voice of the water that had taught me to sing."
"The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty."

Joaquin Miller Quotes

"All honor to him who shall win the prize,'The world has cried for a thousand years;But to him who tries and fails and dies,I give great honor and glory and tears."

Stephane Mallarme Quotes

"In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation."
"The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme."
"The pure work implies the disappearance of the poet as speaker, who hands over to the words."

Lucy Maud Montgomery Quotes

"It only seems as if you are doing something when you're worrying."
"Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it."
"Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star."

Paul Muldoon Quotes

"Although I read some fiction, I don't even try to keep in touch with it!"
"But geneticists will tell you that there are certain things about our lives and our deaths that we can't do anything about."
"But I don't think that's a problem at all - all poems, including those of Seamus Heaney (which Carey would especially valorise), are in a dialogue with other works of art. That's obvious, I think."
"Finally, I suppose, I'm interested in poems where one isn't stopped or where one is only stopped for a good reason."
"For whatever reason, people, including very well-educated people or people otherwise interested in reading, do not read poetry."
"Frost isn't exactly despised but not enough people have worked out what a brilliant poet he was."
"I always go to England quite a bit, at least three times a year, because I have this honorary appointment at Oxford now."
"I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial, that they're not imposed, somehow, on the language."
"I certainly am interested in accessibility, clarity, and immediacy."
"I do a lot of readings."
"I don't say it idly that Frost is a big influence on me - though there are other influences."
"I live in New Jersey now, which always gets a bad rap here and there, but I must say, I enjoy living here too."
"I read virtually everything, certainly by the obvious candidates, published in this country and across the water."
"I suppose for whatever reason I actively welcome being put down, something which perhaps goes back to my upbringing - that accusation of not being worthy which could be laid at one's door."
"I suppose I tend to prefer concrete imagery rather than more analytical language."
"I think it's too simple to say that violence equals energy; people have said that along the way. Violence is debilitating as much as anything else."
"I was born in Northern Ireland in 1951. I lived most of my life there until 1986 or 1987."
"I'm not an expert in physics or cosmology or any of these matters, but the more we discover about how the world works the more we see these unpatterned patterns - all these orbits and orders and, within them, these variations."
"I'm sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme."
"It seems to me the structure of the Quartets is too imposed."
"It's not as if I'm trying to write crossword puzzles to which one might find an answer at the back of the book or anything like that."
"It's something which has always been an element in my poems: you know the notion that Brownlee's end is somehow in his name, nomen est omen if you like."
"Last year I was a judge for a prize in England, the T.S. Eliot Prize, so I read everything that was published in England last year."
"Let's face it, confusion is what we're living with - not being able to make sense of what's happening to us from day to day."
"Living at that pitch, on that edge, is something which many poets engage in to some extent."
"Obviously one of the things that poets from Northern Ireland and beyond - had to try to make sense of was what was happening on a day-to-day political level."
"Of course, you can't legislate for how people are going to read."
"On the one hand there's the wonderful chanciness and randomness of things, and on the other hand there's a terrifying predictability."
"On the one hand we're terrifyingly complicated things, but on the other hand, we're very simple creatures, very basic organisms, and so much about us is pre-programmed and determined."
"On the other hand, at some level the mass of unresolved issues in Northern Ireland does influence the fact that there are so many good writers in the place."
"One has to learn to read these poems, just as one has to learn to read a three-line, little imagist poem, just as the writer had to learn to write it."
"One of the kinds of poems I'm interested in writing is one which gives the impression that it had to be the way it is."
"One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way."
"One would have liked those titles to be almost invisible, to only flash up, as it were, for a moment on the screen."
"Poetry is not being taught to the extent it used to be - and various aspects of memorizing poetry are not being taught."
"That's one of the great things about poetry; one realises that one does one's little turn - that you're just part of the great crop, as it were."
"The fact is that where I am now is where I was a month ago; which is however cliche-ridden it might seen, facing the blank page and probably finding it as difficult and maybe even slightly more difficult to keep on going."
"The ground swell is what's going to sink you as well as being what buoys you up. These are cliches also, of course, and I'm sometimes interested in how much one can get away with."
"The other side of it is that, despite all that, people reach out to poetry at the key moments in their lives."
"The teachers I had myself, the best of them were quite extraordinary, and really did inspire one into reading, or indeed, writing."
"We simply have not kept in touch with poetry."
"Well my mother was a teacher, so there was always this sense that teaching is a noble calling, which I think it is."
"Well, I think of rhyme as being intrinsic to the language, integral to the language."
"Well, there's very little of the intentional about the business of writing poetry, as least as far as I can see."
"What I try to do is to go into a poem - and one writes them, of course, poem by poem - to go into each poem, first of all without having any sense whatsoever of where it's going to end up."
"While I lived in Ireland I worked for BBC Radio - and did a little bit of television at the end."
"Words want to find chimes with each other, things want to connect."
"Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item, with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing that we have not really consciously developed over the years - because we were having such a good time."

William Morris Quotes

"A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works."
"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
"I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name."
"If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."
"Of rich men it telleth, and strange is the story how they have, and they hanker, and grip far and wide; And they live and they die, and the earth and its glory has been but a burden they scarce might abide."
"So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die."
"With the arrogance of youth, I determined to do no less than to transform the world with Beauty. If I have succeeded in some small way, if only in one small corner of the world, amongst the men and women I love, then I shall count myself blessed, and blessed, and blessed, and the work goes on."

Gabriela Mistral Quotes

"As a daughter of Chilean democracy, I am moved to have before me a representative of the Swedish democratic tradition, a tradition whose originality consists in perpetually renewing itself within the framework of the most valuable creations of society."
"At this moment, by an undeserved stroke of fortune, I am the direct voice of the poets of my race and the indirect voice for the noble Spanish and Portuguese tongues."
"I remember the legion of professors and teachers who show the foreigner unquestionably exemplary schools, and I look with trusting love to those other members of the Swedish people: farmers, craftsmen, and workers."
"It would have pleased the cosmopolitan spirit of Alfred Nobel to extend the scope of his protectorate of civilization by including within its radius the southern hemisphere of the American continent."
"Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are formed, his mind developed. To him we cannot say tomorrow, his name is today."
"May God preserve this exemplary nation, its heritage and its creations, its efforts to conserve the imponderables of the past and to cross the present with the confidence of maritime people who overcome every challenge."
"My homeland, represented here today by our learned Minister Gajardo, respects and loves Sweden, and it has sent me here to accept the special honour you have awarded to it."
"The daughter of a new people, I salute the spiritual pioneers of Sweden, by whom I have been helped more than once."

Thomas Moore Quotes

"A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady."
"And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again."
"And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns."
"Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves."
"Came but for friendship, and took away love."
"Eyes of most unholy blue!"
"Finding the right work is like discovering your own soul in the world."
"From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity."
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
"Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot."
"It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury."
"Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity."
"Like the stain'd web that whitens in the sun, grow pure by being purely shone upon."
"Marriage is an Athenic weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies, of time and eternity - everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul."
"No, there's nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream."
"On my velvet couch reclining, Ivy leaves my brow entwining, While my soul expands with glee, What are kings and crowns to me?"
"Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about."
"Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her wand she bore."
"Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames."
"Steals timidly away, shrinking as violets do in summer's ray."
"Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance."
"The heart that has truly loved never forgets But as truly loves on to the close."
"There is something more horrible than hoodlums, churls and vipers, and that is knaves with moral justification for their cause."
"Those evening bells! those evening bells! How many a tale their music tells!"
"Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt."
"Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print."
"To Greece we give our shining blades."
"To live with them is far less sweet, than to remember thee!"
"True change takes place in the imagination."
"While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought."
"Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery."
"Yet, who can help loving the land that has taught us Six hundred and eighty-five ways to dress eggs?"

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