Anne Sexton Quotes

20 April 2016

“Everyone in me is a bird I am beating all my wings”

20 April 2016

“I am a collection of dismantled almosts.”

20 April 2016

“Only my books anoint me, and a few friends, those who reach into my veins.”

20 April 2016

“Love? Be it man. Be it woman. It must be a wave you want to glide in on, give your body to it, give your laugh to it, give, when the gravelly sand takes you, your tears to the land. To love another is something like prayer and cant be planned, you just fall into its arms because your belief undoes your disbelief.”

20 April 2016

“All I wanted was a little piece of life, to be married, to have children.... I was trying my damnedest to lead a conventional life, for that was how I was brought up, and it was what my husband wanted of me. But one cant build little white picket fences to keep the nightmares out.”

20 April 2016

“Do you like me?” No answer. Silence bounced, fell off his tongue and sat between us and clogged my throat. It slaughtered my trust. It tore cigarettes out of my mouth. We exchanged blind words, and I did not cry, I did not beg, but blackness filled my ears, blackness lunged in my heart, and something that had been good, a sort of kindly oxygen, turned into a gas oven.”

20 April 2016

“Perhaps I am no one. True, I have a body and I cannot escape from it. I would like to fly out of my head, but that is out of the question.”

20 April 2016

“The joy that isnt shared dies young.”

20 April 2016

“All day Ive built a lifetime and now the sun sinks to undo it. ”