Mark Doty Quotes

Top 27 wise famous quotes and sayings by Mark Doty

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Mark Doty quotes: Doesn't rain make a memory more intimate? Doesn't rain make a memory more intimate?
Mark Doty quotes: This is the entranceTo the city of you... This is the entrance
To the city of you...
Mark Doty quotes: What did you think, that joy / was some slight thing? What did you think, that joy / was some slight thing?
Mark Doty quotes: Poetry is an investigation, not an expression, of what you know. Poetry is an investigation, not an expression, of what you know.
Mark Doty quotes: We long to connect; we fear that if we do, our freedom and individuality will disappear. We long to connect; we fear that if we do, our freedom and individuality will disappear.
Mark Doty quotes: Say what you see and you experience yourself through your style of seeing and saying. Say what you see and you experience yourself through your style of seeing and saying.
Mark Doty quotes: All my life I've lived with a future which constantly diminishes but never vanishes. All my life I've lived with a future which constantly diminishes but never vanishes.
Mark Doty quotes: Desire can make anything into a god. Desire can make anything into a god.
Mark Doty quotes: ...words can help us to see what is graceful or human where lovelines and humanity seem to fail... ...words can help us to see what is graceful or human where lovelines and humanity seem to fail...
Mark Doty quotes: Even sad stories are company. And perhaps that's why you might read such a chronicle, to look into a companionable darkness that isn't yours. Even sad stories are company. And perhaps that's why you might read such a chronicle, to look into a companionable darkness that isn't yours.
Mark Doty quotes: Love, I think, is a gateway to the world, not an escape from it. Love, I think, is a gateway to the world, not an escape from it.
Mark Doty quotes: I want what everybody wants,that's how I know I'm stillbreathing ... I want what everybody wants,
that's how I know I'm still
breathing ...
Mark Doty quotes: Into the paradise of euphony, the good poet must introduce hell. Broken paradises are the only kind worth reading. Into the paradise of euphony, the good poet must introduce hell. Broken paradises are the only kind worth reading.
Mark Doty quotes: And then we ease him out of that worn-out body with a kiss, and he's gone like a whisper, the easiest breath. And then we ease him out of that worn-out body with a kiss, and he's gone like a whisper, the easiest breath.
Mark Doty quotes: You can know an animal - or a person, for that matter - in an instant, really, though your understanding can go on unfolding for years. You can know an animal - or a person, for that matter - in an instant, really, though your understanding can go on unfolding for years.
Mark Doty quotes: Does the poem reside in experience or in self-consciousness about experience? Does the poem reside in experience or in self-consciousness about experience?
Mark Doty quotes: We live the stories we tell; the stories we don't tell live us. We live the stories we tell; the stories we don't tell live us.
Mark Doty quotes: Poetry is ... the physical enactment of a process of knowing by means of language. Poetry is ... the physical enactment of a process
of knowing by means of language.
Mark Doty quotes: Who can even imagine what that would mean, for blue to be - well, more? All Who can even imagine what that would mean, for blue to be - well, more? All
Mark Doty quotes: What is healing, but a shift in perspectives? What is healing, but a shift in perspectives?
Mark Doty quotes: No such thing, the queen said, as too many sequins. No such thing, the queen said, as too many sequins.
Mark Doty quotes: To tell a story is to take power over it. To tell a story is to take power over it.
Mark Doty quotes: It's freeing, to think that there's always an aspect of us outside the grasp of speech, the common stuff of language. It's freeing, to think that there's always an aspect of us outside the grasp of speech, the common stuff of language.