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Anne Sexton quotes: Sorrow is easier than guilt. Sorrow is easier than guilt.
Anne Sexton quotes: We are all writing God's poem. We are all writing God's poem.
Anne Sexton quotes: Everyone in me is a birdI am beating all my wings Everyone in me is a bird
I am beating all my wings
Anne Sexton quotes: When I'm writing, I know I'm doing the thing I was born to do. When I'm writing, I know I'm doing the thing I was born to do.
Anne Sexton quotes: A starving man doesn't ask what the meal is. A starving man doesn't ask what the meal is.
Anne Sexton quotes: I don't care, I love you anyhow. It is too late to turn you out of my heart. Part of you lives here. I don't care, I love you anyhow. It is too late to turn you out of my heart. Part of you lives here.
Anne Sexton quotes: How you choose to lose yourself matters. Trust me, it's all in the 'how'. It matters a lot. How you choose to lose yourself matters. Trust me, it's all in the 'how'. It matters a lot.
Anne Sexton quotes: I have been cut in two. I have been cut in two.
Anne Sexton quotes: Rocks crumble, make new forms,oceans move the continents,mountains rise up and down like ghostsyet all is natural, all is change. Rocks crumble, make new forms,
oceans move the continents,
mountains rise up and down like ghosts
yet all is natural, all is change.
Anne Sexton quotes: It is not enough to read Hesseand drink clam chowder,we must have the answers. It is not enough to read Hesse
and drink clam chowder,
we must have the answers.
Anne Sexton quotes: I am not at home in myself. I am my own stranger. I am not at home in myself. I am my own stranger.
Anne Sexton quotes: My mouth blooms like a cut. My mouth blooms like a cut.
Anne Sexton quotes: Now, in my middle age,about nineteen in the head I'd say,I am rowing, I am rowing ... Now, in my middle age,
about nineteen in the head I'd say,
I am rowing, I am rowing ...
Anne Sexton quotes: I think I've been writing black poems all along, wearing my white mask. I'm always the victim ... but no longer! I think I've been writing black poems all along, wearing my white mask. I'm always the victim ... but no longer!
Anne Sexton quotes: Somebody sees me, and I see myself through them. Then it's all gone, the whole world falls apart. Somebody sees me, and I see myself through them. Then it's all gone, the whole world falls apart.
Anne Sexton quotes: Now I am going back And I have ripped my hand From your hand as I said I would And I have made it this far ... Now I am going back
And I have ripped my hand
From your hand as I said I would
And I have made it this far ...
Anne Sexton quotes: I've grown tired of love You are the trouble with me I watch you walk right by I've grown tired of love
You are the trouble with me
I watch you walk right by
Anne Sexton quotes: My heart is on a budget.It keeps me on the brink. My heart is on a budget.
It keeps me on the brink.
Anne Sexton quotes: What a lay me down this iswith two pink, two orange,two green, two white goodnights. What a lay me down this is
with two pink, two orange,
two green, two white goodnights.
Anne Sexton quotes: The tongue, the Chinese say, is like a sharp knife: it kills without drawing blood. The tongue, the Chinese say,
is like a sharp knife:
it kills
without drawing blood.
Anne Sexton quotes: My safe, safe psychosis is broken.It was hard.It was made of stone.It covered my face like a mask.But it has cracked. My safe, safe psychosis is broken.
It was hard.
It was made of stone.
It covered my face like a mask.
But it has cracked.
Anne Sexton quotes: If someone burns out your eyeI will take your socketand use it for an ashtray. If someone burns out your eye
I will take your socket
and use it for an ashtray.
Anne Sexton quotes: I am in my own mind. I am locked in the wrong house. I am in my own mind.
I am locked in the wrong house.
Anne Sexton quotes: My eyes, those sluts, those whores, would play no more. My eyes, those sluts, those whores, would play no more.
Anne Sexton quotes: Surely all who are locked in boxes of different sizes should have their hands held. Surely all who are locked in boxes of different sizes should have their hands held.
Anne Sexton quotes: Psychiatry is a dirty mirror ... Psychiatry is a dirty mirror ...
Anne Sexton quotes: Poets are sitting in my kitchen.Why do these poets lie?Why do children get children andDid you hear what it said? Poets are sitting in my kitchen.
Why do these poets lie?
Why do children get children and
Did you hear what it said?
Anne Sexton quotes: As a writer one has to take the chance on being a fool. As a writer one has to take the chance on being a fool.
Anne Sexton quotes: The trouble with therapy is that it makes life go backwards ... The trouble with therapy is that it makes life go backwards ...
Anne Sexton quotes: Our children tremble in their teen-age cribs,whirling off on a thumb or a motorcycle ... Our children tremble in their teen-age cribs,
whirling off on a thumb or a motorcycle ...
Anne Sexton quotes: All who love have lied. All who love have lied.
Anne Sexton quotes: To tell the truthdays are all the same sizeand words aren't much company. To tell the truth
days are all the same size
and words aren't much company.
Anne Sexton quotes: Rejoice with the day lily for it is born for a day to live by the mailbox and glorify the roadside Rejoice with the day lily for it is born for a day to live by the mailbox and glorify the roadside
Anne Sexton quotes: I leave you, home,when I'm ripped from the doorstepby commerce or fate. Then I submitto the awful subway of the world ... I leave you, home,
when I'm ripped from the doorstep
by commerce or fate. Then I submit
to the awful subway of the world ...
Anne Sexton quotes: Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery. Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery.
Anne Sexton quotes: Stop the darkness and its amputationsand find the real McCoyin the private holinessof my hands. Stop the darkness and its amputations
and find the real McCoy
in the private holiness
of my hands.
Anne Sexton quotes: Women are born twice. Women are born twice.
Anne Sexton quotes: And then I knew that the voiceof the spirits had been let inas intense as an epileptic auraand that no longer would I singalone. And then I knew that the voice
of the spirits had been let in
as intense as an epileptic aura
and that no longer would I sing
alone.
Anne Sexton quotes: The fish are naked.The fish are always awake.They are the color of old spoonsand caramels. The fish are naked.
The fish are always awake.
They are the color of old spoons
and caramels.
Anne Sexton quotes: Suicides have a special language. Like carpenters they want to know which tools.They never ask why build. Suicides have a special language.
Like carpenters they want to know which tools.
They never ask why build.
Anne Sexton quotes: Everyone has left meexcept my muse,that good nurse.She stays in my hand,a mild white mouse. Everyone has left me
except my muse,
that good nurse.
She stays in my hand,
a mild white mouse.
Anne Sexton quotes: For God was as large as a sunlamp and laughed his heat at us and therefore we did not cringe at the death hole. For God was as large as a sunlamp and laughed his heat at us and therefore we did not cringe at the death hole.
Anne Sexton quotes: I'm lost. And it's my own fault. It's about time I figured out that I can't ask people to keep me found. I'm lost. And it's my own fault. It's about time I figured out that I can't ask people to keep me found.
Anne Sexton quotes: Now he is goneas you are gone.But he belongs to me like lost baggage. Now he is gone
as you are gone.
But he belongs to me like lost baggage.
Anne Sexton quotes: Someone is dead.Even the trees know it,those poor old dancers who come on lewdly,all pea-green scarfs and spine pole. Someone is dead.
Even the trees know it,
those poor old dancers who come on lewdly,
all pea-green scarfs and spine pole.
Anne Sexton quotes: No. Not really red,but the color of a rose when it bleeds. No. Not really red,
but the color of a rose when it bleeds.
Anne Sexton quotes: For I could not read or speak and on the long nights I could not turn the moon off or count the lights of cars across the ceiling. For I could not read or speak and on the long nights I could not turn the moon off or count the lights of cars across the ceiling.
Anne Sexton quotes: One of my secret instructions to myself as a poet is "Whatever you do, don't be boring." One of my secret instructions to myself as a poet is "Whatever you do, don't be boring."
Anne Sexton quotes: Once I was beautiful. Now I am myself,Counting this row and that row of moccasinsWaiting on the silent shelf. Once I was beautiful. Now I am myself,
Counting this row and that row of moccasins
Waiting on the silent shelf.
Anne Sexton quotes: My objects dream and wear new costumes,compelled to, it seems, by all the words in my handsand the sea that bangs in my throat. My objects dream and wear new costumes,
compelled to, it seems, by all the words in my hands
and the sea that bangs in my throat.
Anne Sexton quotes: I am crazy as hell, but I know it. And knowing it is a kind of sanity that makes the sickness worse. I am crazy as hell, but I know it. And knowing it is a kind of sanity that makes the sickness worse.
Anne Sexton quotes: With this pen I take in hand my selvesand with these dead disciples I will grapple.Though rain curses the windowlet the poem be made. With this pen I take in hand my selves
and with these dead disciples I will grapple.
Though rain curses the window
let the poem be made.
Anne Sexton quotes: Think of innocent Icarus who is doing quite well:larger than a sail, over the fog and the blastof the plushy ocean, he goes. Admire his wings! Think of innocent Icarus who is doing quite well:
larger than a sail, over the fog and the blast
of the plushy ocean, he goes. Admire his wings!
Anne Sexton quotes: Jesus saw the multitudes were hungryand He said, Oh Lord,send down a short-order cook. Jesus saw the multitudes were hungry
and He said, Oh Lord,
send down a short-order cook.
Anne Sexton quotes: It was as if a morning-glory had bloomed in her throat, and all that blue and small pollen ate into my heart, violent and religious It was as if a morning-glory had bloomed in her throat, and all that blue and small pollen ate into my heart, violent and religious
Anne Sexton quotes: Our bodies were trash.We leave them on the shore. Our bodies were trash.
We leave them on the shore.
Anne Sexton quotes: Hesitate in August. Be shy. Let your toes tremble in their sandals. However, pick the grape and eat with confidence. Hesitate in August.
Be shy.
Let your toes tremble in their sandals.
However, pick the grape
and eat with confidence.
Anne Sexton quotes: Women tell time by the body. They are like clocks. They are always fastened to the earth, listening for its small animal noises. Women tell time by the body. They are like clocks. They are always fastened to the earth, listening for its small animal noises.
Anne Sexton quotes: The marriage twists, holds firm, a sailor's knot. The marriage twists, holds firm, a sailor's knot.
Anne Sexton quotes: I fear I will be ripped open and found unsightly. I fear I will be ripped open and found unsightly.