Mary Ruefle Quotes

Top 33 wise famous quotes and sayings by Mary Ruefle

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Mary Ruefle quotes: If we knew the value of suffering, we would ask for it. If we knew the value of suffering, we would ask for it.
Mary Ruefle quotes: I like to read becauseit kills me. I like to read because
it kills me.
Mary Ruefle quotes: Every creative act is an act of hypocrisy and violence. You may have to think about it for a while, but I am sure you can discover your own. Every creative act is an act of hypocrisy and violence. You may have to think about it for a while, but I am sure you can discover your own.
Mary Ruefle quotes: Art has always been aware of itself as art. Art has always been aware of itself as art.
Mary Ruefle quotes: It is the first experience you ever had of reading a decent poem: 'Oh, somebody else is lonely, too! It is the first experience you ever had of reading a decent poem: 'Oh, somebody else is lonely, too!
Mary Ruefle quotes: Something unpronounceable followed by a long silence points out my life is becoming a landscape. Something unpronounceable followed by a long silence points out my life is becoming a landscape.
Mary Ruefle quotes: The words secret and sacred are siblings. The words secret and sacred are siblings.
Mary Ruefle quotes: Poetry is sentimental to begin with. To write a sentimental poem is an act of redundancy. Poetry is sentimental to begin with. To write a sentimental poem is an act of redundancy.
Mary Ruefle quotes: The wasting of time is the most personal, most private, most intimate form of conversation with oneself, as well as with another. The wasting of time is the most personal, most private, most intimate form of conversation with oneself, as well as with another.
Mary Ruefle quotes: I hated childhood / I hate adulthood / And I love being alive. I hated childhood / I hate adulthood / And I love being alive.
Mary Ruefle quotes: In the end I would rather wonder than know In the end I would rather wonder than know
Mary Ruefle quotes: We are all one question and the best answer seems to be lovea connection between things. We are all one question and the best answer seems to be love
a connection between things.
Mary Ruefle quotes: In our marginal existence, what else is there but this voice within us, this great weirdness we are always leaning forward to listen to? In our marginal existence, what else is there but this voice within us, this great weirdness we are always leaning forward to listen to?
Mary Ruefle quotes: It is not what a poem says with its mouth, it's what a poem does with its eyes. It is not what a poem says with its mouth, it's what a poem does with its eyes.
Mary Ruefle quotes: Every time it starts to snow, I would like to have sex. Every time it starts to snow, I would like to have sex.
Mary Ruefle quotes: Irreverence is a way of playing hooky and remaining present at the same time. Irreverence is a way of playing hooky and remaining present at the same time.
Mary Ruefle quotes: Metaphor is not, and never has been, a mere literary term. It is an event. Metaphor is not, and never has been, a mere literary term. It is an event.
Mary Ruefle quotes: Hope wears a strange raincoatand straps a gun inside. Hope wears a strange raincoat
and straps a gun inside.
Mary Ruefle quotes: Words have a love for each other, a desire that culminates in poetry. Words have a love for each other, a desire that culminates in poetry.
Mary Ruefle quotes: My happiness is marred only by my failure to attain it. My happiness is marred only by my failure to attain it.
Mary Ruefle quotes: The industrial world destroys nature not because it doesn't love it but because it is not afraid of it. The industrial world destroys nature not because it doesn't love it but because it is not afraid of it.
Mary Ruefle quotes: [On filling out a grant application:] I seek an extended period of time, free from all distractions, so that I might be free to be distracted. [On filling out a grant application:] I seek an extended period of time, free from all distractions, so that I might be free to be distracted.
Mary Ruefle quotes: Although all poets aspire to be birds, no bird aspires to be a poet. Although all poets aspire to be birds, no bird aspires to be a poet.
Mary Ruefle quotes: In the beginning William Shakespeare was a baby, and knew absolutely nothing. He couldn't even speak. In the beginning William Shakespeare was a baby, and knew absolutely nothing. He couldn't even speak.
Mary Ruefle quotes: I remember being so young I thought all artists were famous. I remember being so young I thought all artists were famous.
Mary Ruefle quotes: All of the heroesyou see falling downwere filmed trying to stand up. All of the heroes
you see falling down
were filmed trying to stand up.
Mary Ruefle quotes: A poem is a neutrino - mainly nothing - it has no mass and can pass through the earth undetected. A poem is a neutrino - mainly nothing - it has no mass and can pass through the earth undetected.