Derek Walcott Quotes

Top 31 wise famous quotes and sayings by Derek Walcott

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Derek Walcott quotes: In Eden who sleeps happiest? The serpent. In Eden who sleeps happiest? The serpent.
Derek Walcott quotes: Summer for prose and lemons, for nakedness and languor, Summer for prose and lemons, for nakedness and languor,
Derek Walcott quotes: If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem, it's going to be average. If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem, it's going to be average.
Derek Walcott quotes: Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole. Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.
Derek Walcott quotes: Damn wind shift sudden as a woman mind. Damn wind shift sudden as a woman mind.
Derek Walcott quotes: Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves. Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.
Derek Walcott quotes: I read; I travel; I become I read; I travel; I become
Derek Walcott quotes: I have never separated the writing of poetry from prayer. I have grown up believing it is a vocation, a religious vocation. I have never separated the writing of poetry from prayer. I have grown up believing it is a vocation, a religious vocation.
Derek Walcott quotes: Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer's heaven. Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer's heaven.
Derek Walcott quotes: To change your language you must change your life. To change your language you must change your life.
Derek Walcott quotes: Art is History's nostalgia, it prefers a thatched roof to a concrete factory, and the huge church above a bleached village. Art is History's nostalgia, it prefers a thatched roof to a concrete factory, and the huge church above a bleached village.
Derek Walcott quotes: Time is the metre, memory the only plot. Time is the metre, memory the only plot.
Derek Walcott quotes: Memory that yearns to join the centre, a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed, like those bamboo thighs of the god. Memory that yearns to join the centre, a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed, like those bamboo thighs of the god.
Derek Walcott quotes: The future happens. No matter how much we scream. The future happens. No matter how much we scream.
Derek Walcott quotes: The classics can console. But not enough. The classics can console. But not enough.
Derek Walcott quotes: We make too much of that long groan which underlines the past. We make too much of that long groan which underlines the past.
Derek Walcott quotes: What are men? Children who doubt. What are men? Children who doubt.
Derek Walcott quotes: I loved them as poets love the poetry that kills them, as drowned sailors the sea. I loved them as poets love the poetry
that kills them, as drowned sailors the sea.
Derek Walcott quotes: We read, we travel, we become. We read, we travel, we become.
Derek Walcott quotes: ... the truest writers are those who see language not as a linguistic process but as a living element ... ... the truest writers are those who see language not as a linguistic process but as a living element ...
Derek Walcott quotes: The voice does go up in a poem. It is an address, even if it is to oneself. The voice does go up in a poem. It is an address, even if it is to oneself.
Derek Walcott quotes: I too saw the wooden horse blocking the stars. I too saw the wooden horse blocking the stars.
Derek Walcott quotes: and the frayed earth, crisscrossed like old bagasse, spring to a cushiony quilt of emerald grass, and who does sew and sow and patch the land? and the frayed earth, crisscrossed like old bagasse, spring to a cushiony quilt of emerald grass, and who does sew and sow and patch the land?
Derek Walcott quotes: A culture, we all know, is made by its cities. A culture, we all know, is made by its cities.
Derek Walcott quotes: Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic. Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.
Derek Walcott quotes: I try to forget what happiness was, and when that don't work, I study the stars. I try to forget what happiness was, and when that don't work, I study the stars.