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Anne Sexton Quotes

Anne Sexton Quote: “It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I am a collection of dismantled almosts.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I am not at home in myself. I am my own stranger.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I’m the crazy one who thinks that words reach people.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I am alone here in my own mind. There is no map and there is no road. It is one of a kind just as yours is.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “The tongue, the Chinese say, is like a sharp knife: it kills without drawing blood.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “It is June. I am tired of being brave.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I am God, la de dah.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “It is in the small things we see it. The child’s first step, as awesome as an earthquake. The first time you rode a bike, wallowing up the sidewalk.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Watch out for intellect, because it knows so much it knows nothing and leaves you hanging upside down, mouthing knowledge as your heart falls out of your mouth.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “When I’m writing, I know I’m doing the thing I was born to do.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I am so imperfect, can you love me when really my soul is deformed? Will you love me anyhow?”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I’m lost. And it’s my own fault. It’s about time I figured out that I can’t ask people to keep me found.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Yes I try to kill myself in small amounts, an innocuous occupation. Actually I’m hung up on it.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Bless all useful objects, the spoons made of bone, the mattress I cook my dreams upon, the typewriter that is my church with an altar of keys always waiting.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Poor thing. To die and never see Brooklyn.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “A woman who writes feels too much.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “The future is a fog that is still hanging out over the sea, a boat that floats home or does not.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Fee-fi-fo-fum – Now I’m borrowed. Now I’m numb.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I am not lazy. I am on the amphetamine of the soul. I am, each day, typing out the God my typewriter believes in.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Even so, I must admire your skill. You are so gracefully insane.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “And I say to myself that the trouble with life is that people are strangers.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I did not know the woman I would be nor that blood would bloom in me each month like an exotic flower, nor that children, two monuments, would break from between my legs...”
Anne Sexton Quote: “As it has been said: Love and a cough cannot be concealed. Even a small cough. Even a small love.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Only my books anoint me, and a few friends, those who reach into my veins.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I am torn in two but I will conquer myself.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Don’t worry if they say you’re crazy. They said that about me and yet I was saner than all of them. I knew. No matter. You know. Insane or sane, you know. It’s a good thing to know – no matter what they call it.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “One can’t build little white picket fences to keep nightmares out.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I am crazy as hell, but I know it. And knowing it is a kind of sanity that makes the sickness worse.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I’m an empress. I wear an apron. My typewriter writes. It didn’t break the way it warned. Even crazy, I’m as nice as a chocolate bar.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “This is what poems are: with mercy for the greedy, they are the tongue’s wrangle, the world’s pottage, the rat’s star.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “So I won’t hang around in my hospital shift, repeating The Black Mass and all of it. I say Live, Live because of the sun, the dream, the excitable gift.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Rejoice with the day lily for it is born for a day to live by the mailbox and glorify the roadside.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “O fallen angel, the companion within me, whisper something holy before you pinch me into the grave.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “The fish are naked. The fish are always awake. They are the color of old spoons and caramels.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “The town is silent. The night boils with eleven stars. Oh starry starry night! This is how I want to die.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Sometimes I fly like an eagle but with the wings of a wren.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Abundance is scooped from abundance yet abundance remains.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Man is a bird full of mud, I say aloud. And death looks on with a casual eye and scratches his anus.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “There is an animal inside me, clutching fast to my heart, a huge crab.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “It is a dead heart. It is inside of me. It is a stranger yet once it was agreeable, opening and closing like a clam.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “We are all writing God’s poem.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I, in my brand new body, which was not a woman’s yet, told the stars my questions and thought God could really see the heat and the painted light, elbows, knees, dreams, goodnight.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Don’t bite till you know if it’s bread or stone.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “My ideas are a curse. They spring from a radical discontent with the awful order of things. I play clown. I play carpenter. I play nurse. I play witch.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Look to your heart that flutters in and out like a moth. God is not indifferent to your need. You have a thousand prayers but God has one.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “There is a good look that I wear like a blood clot. I have sewn it over my left breast. I have made a vocation of it.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.”
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