James Tate Quotes

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James Tate quotes: I like to start with the ordinary, and then nudge it, and then think, 'What happens next, what happens next?' I like to start with the ordinary, and then nudge it, and then think, 'What happens next, what happens next?'
James Tate quotes: He is being nibbled to death by ducks.--More Later, Less the Same He is being nibbled to death by ducks.

--More Later, Less the Same
James Tate quotes: Everybody who was anybody seemed to be going to a meeting, the glowworm, who was a solipsist, the lemur who was not. Everybody who was anybody seemed to be going to a meeting, the glowworm, who was a solipsist, the lemur who was not.
James Tate quotes: If you laughed earlier in the poem, and I bring you close to tears in the end, that's the best. If you laughed earlier in the poem, and I bring you close to tears in the end, that's the best.
James Tate quotes: The challenge is always to find the ultimate in the ordinary horseshit. The challenge is always to find the ultimate in the ordinary horseshit.
James Tate quotes: Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing. Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.
James Tate quotes: When you don't sleep, you start to hallucinate, and that's not good. When you don't sleep, you start to hallucinate, and that's not good.
James Tate quotes: Dust is watching life's talk show. Dust is watching life's talk show.
James Tate quotes: I love my funny poems, but I'd rather break your heart. And if I can do both in the same poem, that's the best. I love my funny poems, but I'd rather break your heart. And if I can do both in the same poem, that's the best.
James Tate quotes: Having gray hair doesn't matterbut having gray matter matters. Having gray hair doesn't matter
but having gray matter matters.