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Anne Sexton Quote: “I am younger each year at the first snow.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Jesus saw the multitudes were hungry and He said, Oh Lord, send down a short-order cook.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “The ground has on its clothes. The trees poke out of sheets and each branch wears the sock of God.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Today life opened inside me like an egg...”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Not that it was beautiful, but that I found some order there.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “That’s what I do: I make coffee and occasionally succumb to suicidal nihilism. But you shouldn’t worry – poetry is still first. Cigarettes and alcohol follow.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “In an old time there was a king as wise as a dictionary.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Despite my asbestos gloves, the cough is filling me with black, and a red powder seeps through my veins...”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I was the girl of the chain letter, the girl full of talk of coffins and keyholes, the one of the telephone bills, the wrinkled photo and the lost connections...”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Images are probably the most important part of the poem. First of all you want to tell a story, but images are what are going to shore it up and get to the heart of the matter.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “You say I resemble a flower; I partly agree; My brain is governed by black petals of burnt daisies.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I tell you what you’ll never really know: all the medical hypothesis that explained my brain will never be as true as these struck leaves letting go.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “The soul was not cured, it was as full as a clothes closet of dresses that did not fit.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “As a writer one has to take the chance on being a fool.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Sometimes I feel like another creature, hardly a woman. I can’t be a modern woman. I’m a Victorian teenager–at heart.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “You lay, a small knuckle on my white bed; lay, that fist like a snail, small and strong at my breast. Your lips are animals; you are fed with love. At first, hunger is not wrong.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I tell it stories now and then and feed it images like honey. I will not speculate today with poems that think they’re money.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I must always forget how one word is able to pick out another, to manner another, until I have got something I might have said... but did not.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Let there be seasons so that our tongues will be rich in asparagus and limes.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “It was as if a morning-glory had bloomed in her throat, and all that blue and small pollen ate into my heart, violent and religious.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “He said loudly ‘I am not dying’ and I said ’for me you are.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I don’t know if I can go on spilling myself out to people – those strange strangers.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “What a lay me down this is with two pink, two orange, two green, two white goodnights.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I would like to think that no one would die anymore if we all believed in daisies but the worms know better, don’t they? They slide into the ear of a corpse and listen to his great sigh.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Pain engraves a deeper memory.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Of course the New Testament is very small. Its mouth opens four times as out-of-date as a prehistoric monster, yet somehow man-made...”
Anne Sexton Quote: “My life has appeared unclothed in court, detail by detail, death-bone witness by death-bone witness, and I was shamed at the verdict...”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Loving me with my shoes off means loving my long brown legs, sweet dears, as good as spoons; and my feet, those two children let out to play naked.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “All considerations for these human remains! They must have an escort! They are classified!”
Anne Sexton Quote: “No matter whose bed you die in the bed will be yours for your voyage onto the surgical andiron of God.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Take adultery or theft. Merely sins. It is evil who dines on the soul, stretching out its long bone tongue. It is evil who tweezers my heart, picking out its atomic worms.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I want to calm down, to rest, to outlive this nonsense.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “The stars are pears that no one can reach, even for a wedding. Perhaps for a death.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Our checks are pale. Our wallets are invalids. Past due, past due, is what our bills are saying and yet we kiss in every corner, scuffing the dust and the cat. Love rises like bread as we go bust.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Poets are sitting in my kitchen. Why do these poets lie? Why do children get children and Did you hear what it said?”
Anne Sexton Quote: “All the oxygen of the world was in them. All the feet of the babies of the world were in them. All the crotches of the angels of the world were in them. All the morning kisses of Philadelphia were in them.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Let me hold your heart like a flower lest it bloom and collapse.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “All in all, I’d say, the world is strangling.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “All who love have lied.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I wonder if the artist ever lives his life – he is so busy recreating it.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “God owns heaven but He craves the earth.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “A good mixture of nothing and everything is eating up my head alive.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “The family story tells, and it was told true, of my great-grandfather who begat eight genius children and bought twelve almost new grand pianos. He left a considerable estate when he died.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Women tell time by the body. They are like clocks. They are always fastened to the earth, listening for its small animal noises.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Darling, the composer has stepped into fire.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Father, you died once, salted down at fifty-nine, packed down like a big snow angel, wasn’t that enough?”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I would like to bury all the hating eyes under the sand somewhere...”
Anne Sexton Quote: “Let God be some tribal female who is known but forbidden.”
Anne Sexton Quote: “I imitatea memory of beliefthat I do not own.”
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