Top 500 Classic Quotes

Oscar Milosz
To some extent, I have only lived to have something to outlive. By confiding these futile remembrances to paper, I am conscious of accomplishing the most important act of my life. I was predestined to Memory.
Oscar Milosz
It happened that sometimes I kissed in mirrors the reflection of my face; since the hands, face and tears of Annalena had caressed it, my face seemed suffused to me divinely beautiful and as if suffused with heavenly sweetness.
David Antin
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.
David Antin
Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessmans idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessmans idea of the real.
David Antin
From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us.
David Antin
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.
David Antin
I am quite unsatisfied by the distinctions between the oral and literate.
David Antin
I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne than to Henry James.
David Antin
I hardly remember how I started to write poetry. Its hard to imagine what I thought poetry could do.
David Antin
For several centuries what has passed for song in literary circles was any text that looked like the lyrics for a commonplace melodic setting.
David Antin
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.
David Antin
Children frequently sing meaningful phrases to themselves over and over again before they learn to make a distinction between singing and saying.
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
“Within tears, find hidden laughter Seek treasures amid ruins, sincere one. ”
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
“God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites so that you will have two wings to fly, not one”
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
“When you feel a peaceful joy, thats when you are near truth.”
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Dont go back to sleep.”
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
“They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?”
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
“Like a sculptor, if necessary, carve a friend out of stone. Realize that your inner sight is blind and try to see a treasure in everyone.”
Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
“If you desire healing, let yourself fall ill let yourself fall ill.”

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