Maxine Kumin Quotes

Top 28 wise famous quotes and sayings by Maxine Kumin

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Maxine Kumin quotes: Women are not supposed to have uteruses, especially in poems. Women are not supposed to have uteruses, especially in poems.
Maxine Kumin quotes: What can an outsider know, except/the shell of things? What can an outsider know, except/the shell of things?
Maxine Kumin quotes: Sometimes tradition is a way of keeping going. Sometimes tradition is a way of keeping going.
Maxine Kumin quotes: Nature is a catchment of sorrows. Nature is a catchment of sorrows.
Maxine Kumin quotes: One way of ending the poem is to turn it back on itself, like a serpent with its tail in its mouth. One way of ending the poem is to turn it back on itself, like a serpent with its tail in its mouth.
Maxine Kumin quotes: It is important to act as if bearing witness matters. It is important to act as if bearing witness matters.
Maxine Kumin quotes: So many poems you go into and come up empty. So many poems you go into and come up empty.
Maxine Kumin quotes: Love, we are a small pond. Love, we are a small pond.
Maxine Kumin quotes: To build is to dwell. To build is to dwell.
Maxine Kumin quotes: We are, each of us, our own prisoner. We are locked up in our own story. We are, each of us, our own prisoner. We are locked up in our own story.
Maxine Kumin quotes: The time on either side of now stands fast. The time on either side of now stands fast.
Maxine Kumin quotes: There is an extraordinary degree of amity among Washington poets. They hang together. You would be hard pressed to find that in Manhattan. There is an extraordinary degree of amity among Washington poets. They hang together. You would be hard pressed to find that in Manhattan.
Maxine Kumin quotes: Writing is my salvation. If I didn't write, what would I do? Writing is my salvation. If I didn't write, what would I do?
Maxine Kumin quotes: And the pond's stillness nippled as if by rain instead is pocked with life. And the pond's stillness nippled as if by rain instead is pocked with life.
Maxine Kumin quotes: I didn't write my poems because I wanted to, they were wrung from me. I had to write them. I didn't write my poems because I wanted to, they were wrung from me. I had to write them.
Maxine Kumin quotes: Poetrymakes nothing happen.It survivesin the valley of its saying. Poetry
makes nothing happen.
It survives
in the valley of its saying.
Maxine Kumin quotes: Life will do anything for a living. Life will do anything for a living.
Maxine Kumin quotes: People get confidential at midnight. People get confidential at midnight.
Maxine Kumin quotes: Meanwhile let us cast one shadow in air and water. Meanwhile let us cast one shadow in air and water.
Maxine Kumin quotes: When Sleeping Beauty wakes up, she is almost fifty years old When Sleeping Beauty wakes up, she is almost fifty years old
Maxine Kumin quotes: The tougher the form the easier it is for me to handle the poem, because the form gives permission to be very gut honest about feelings. The tougher the form the easier it is for me to handle the poem, because the form gives permission to be very gut honest about feelings.