David Antin

New York City, New York
David Antin
New York City, New York

Quotes

20 July 2016
Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to make a distinction between singing and saying.
20 July 2016
A myth is the name of a terrible lie told by a smelly little brown person to a man in a white suit with a pair of binoculars.
20 July 2016
For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting.
20 July 2016
I hardly remember how I started to write poetry. Its hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do.
20 July 2016
I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne than to Henry James.
20 July 2016
I am quite unsatisfied by the distinctions between the oral and literate.
20 July 2016
The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin.
20 July 2016
From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us.
20 July 2016
Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessmans idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessmans idea of the real.
20 July 2016
I didnt think about whether I was writing poems. I was thinking. And the more I was thinking, the more there was I didnt understand.

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