Dylan Thomas Quotes

Top 85 wise famous quotes and sayings by Dylan Thomas

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Dylan Thomas quotes: Nothing grows in our garden, only washing. And babies. Nothing grows in our garden, only washing. And babies.
Dylan Thomas quotes: You just wait. I'll sin 'til I blow up! You just wait. I'll sin 'til I blow up!
Dylan Thomas quotes: And books which told me everything about the wasp, except why. And books which told me everything about the wasp, except why.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Wales: The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it! Wales: The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it!
Dylan Thomas quotes: The function of posterity is to look after itself. The function of posterity is to look after itself.
Dylan Thomas quotes: The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps ... so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in. The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps ... so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Hands have not tears to flow. Hands have not tears to flow.
Dylan Thomas quotes: But time has set its maggot on their track. But time has set its maggot on their track.
Dylan Thomas quotes: I do not need any friends. I prefer enemies. They are better company and their feelings towards you are always genuine. I do not need any friends. I prefer enemies. They are better company and their feelings towards you are always genuine.
Dylan Thomas quotes: My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out. My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Thousands of miles,' I said. It's Rhosilli, USA. We're going to camp on a bit of rock that wobbles in the winds. Thousands of miles,' I said. It's Rhosilli, USA. We're going to camp on a bit of rock that wobbles in the winds.
Dylan Thomas quotes: The condition of the world today is such that most writers feel they cannot truthfully be "comic" about it. The condition of the world today is such that most writers feel they cannot truthfully be "comic" about it.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great. Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great.
Dylan Thomas quotes: The dream has sucked the sleeper of his faith The dream has sucked the sleeper of his faith
Dylan Thomas quotes: He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest. He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Dylan Thomas quotes: There is only one position for an artist anywhere; and that is upright. There is only one position for an artist anywhere; and that is upright.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name. Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Come on up, boys-I'm dead. Come on up, boys
-I'm dead.
Dylan Thomas quotes: I may without failSuffer the first vision that set fire to the stars. I may without fail
Suffer the first vision that set fire to the stars.
Dylan Thomas quotes: We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood. We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under Milk Wood.
Dylan Thomas quotes: I sang in my chains like the sea I sang in my chains like the sea
Dylan Thomas quotes: To begin at the beginning: It is a spring moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black. To begin at the beginning: It is a spring moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black.
Dylan Thomas quotes: An ugly, lovely town ... crawling, sprawling ... by the side of a long and splendid curving shore. This sea-town was my world. An ugly, lovely town ... crawling, sprawling ... by the side of a long and splendid curving shore. This sea-town was my world.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Beginning with doom in the bulb, the spring unravels ... Beginning with doom in the bulb, the spring unravels ...
Dylan Thomas quotes: Join the army and see the next world. Join the army and see the next world.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Make gentle the life of this world. Make gentle the life of this world.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Poetry is what makes my toenails twinkle. Poetry is what makes my toenails twinkle.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction. Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Before you let the sun in, mind he wipes his shoes. Before you let the sun in, mind he wipes his shoes.
Dylan Thomas quotes: [I'm]a freak user of words, not a poet. [I'm]a freak user of words, not a poet.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Love drips & gathers, but the fallen bloodShall calm her sores ... -Thomas, The Force that through the green fuse drives the flower. Love drips & gathers,
but the fallen blood
Shall calm her sores ...
-Thomas, The Force that through the green fuse drives the flower.
Dylan Thomas quotes: The best poem is that whose worked-upon unmagical passages come closest, in texture and intensity, to those moments of magical accident. The best poem is that whose worked-upon unmagical passages come closest, in texture and intensity, to those moments of magical accident.
Dylan Thomas quotes: But oh, San Francisco! It is and has everything - you wouldn't think that such a place as San Francisco could exist. But oh, San Francisco! It is and has everything - you wouldn't think that such a place as San Francisco could exist.
Dylan Thomas quotes: It is the measure of my individual struggle from darkness toward some measure of light. It is the measure of my individual struggle from darkness toward some measure of light.
Dylan Thomas quotes: The closer I moveTo death, one man through his sundered hulks,The louder the sun bloomsAnd the tusked, ramshackling sea exults ... The closer I move
To death, one man through his sundered hulks,
The louder the sun blooms
And the tusked, ramshackling sea exults ...
Dylan Thomas quotes: Families, like countries, take their prophets unkindly, but a verse-speaker in the house is dishonor to be hooted. Families, like countries, take their prophets unkindly, but a verse-speaker in the house is dishonor to be hooted.
Dylan Thomas quotes: A truly comic, invented world must live at the same time as the world we live in. A truly comic, invented world must live at the same time as the world we live in.
Dylan Thomas quotes: The photograph is married to the eye,Grafts on its bride one-sided skins of truth ... The photograph is married to the eye,
Grafts on its bride one-sided skins of truth ...
Dylan Thomas quotes: Rage, rage against the dying light Rage, rage against the dying light
Dylan Thomas quotes: The only sea I saw Was the seesaw sea With you riding on it. Lie down, lie easy. Let me shipwreck in your thighs. The only sea I saw Was the seesaw sea With you riding on it. Lie down, lie easy. Let me shipwreck in your thighs.
Dylan Thomas quotes: When logics die,The secret of the soil grows through the eye,And blood jumps in the sun;Above the waste allotments the dawn halts. When logics die,
The secret of the soil grows through the eye,
And blood jumps in the sun;
Above the waste allotments the dawn halts.
Dylan Thomas quotes: The moment of a miracle is unending lightning ... The moment of a miracle is unending lightning ...
Dylan Thomas quotes: Cold beer is bottled God. Cold beer is bottled God.
Dylan Thomas quotes: And from the first declension of the fleshI learnt man's tongue, to twist the shapes of thoughtsInto the stony idiom of the brain ... And from the first declension of the flesh
I learnt man's tongue, to twist the shapes of thoughts
Into the stony idiom of the brain ...
Dylan Thomas quotes: I've just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that's the record. I've just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that's the record.
Dylan Thomas quotes: This world is half the devil's and my own, / Daft with the drug that's smoking in a girl / And curling round the bud that forks her eye. This world is half the devil's and my own, / Daft with the drug that's smoking in a girl / And curling round the bud that forks her eye.
Dylan Thomas quotes: And now, gentlemen, like your manners, I must leave you. And now, gentlemen, like your manners, I must leave you.
Dylan Thomas quotes: It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea. It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.
Dylan Thomas quotes: I learnt the verbs of will, and had my secret;The code of night tapped on my tongue;What had been one was many sounding minded. I learnt the verbs of will, and had my secret;
The code of night tapped on my tongue;
What had been one was many sounding minded.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Light breaks where no sun shines; Where no sea runs, the waters of the heart; Push in their tides. Light breaks where no sun shines; Where no sea runs, the waters of the heart; Push in their tides.
Dylan Thomas quotes: It was snowing. It was always snowing at Christmas. December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. But there were cats. It was snowing. It was always snowing at Christmas. December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. But there were cats.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Dark is a way and light is a place,Heaven that never wasNor will be ever is always truePoem on His Birthday Dark is a way and light is a place,
Heaven that never was
Nor will be ever is always true
Poem on His Birthday
Dylan Thomas quotes: Sleeping as quiet as death, side by wrinkled side, toothless, salt and brown, like two old kippers in a box. Sleeping as quiet as death, side by wrinkled side, toothless, salt and brown, like two old kippers in a box.
Dylan Thomas quotes: I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they've ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn't know, because I won't ever dare ask that question. I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they've ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn't know, because I won't ever dare ask that question.
Dylan Thomas quotes: Why do men think you can pick love up and re-light it like a candle? Women know when love is over. Why do men think you can pick love up and re-light it like a candle? Women know when love is over.
Dylan Thomas quotes: One: I am a Welshman; two: I am a drunkard; three: I am a lover of the human race, especially of women. One: I am a Welshman; two: I am a drunkard; three: I am a lover of the human race, especially of women.
Dylan Thomas quotes: When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes. When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.