Marianne Moore

Marianne Moore

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Author Profession: US poet
Born: November 15, 1887
Died: February 05, 1972
Birth Sign: Scorpio

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Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage.

Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.

As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.

We are suffering from too much sarcasm.

Beauty is everlasting And dust is for a time.

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.

If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist.

When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.

Psychology which explains everything explains nothing, and we are still in doubt.

In a poem the excitement has to maintain itself. I am governed by the pull of the sentence as the pull of a fabric is governed by gravity.

A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.

It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.

Superior people never make long visits.

I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.

If you will tell me why the fen appears impassable, I then will tell you why I think that I can cross it if I try.

My father used to say superior people never make long visits.

The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.

There never was a war that was not inward.

You're not free until you've been made captive by supreme belief.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

I never understood a word John Cassavetes said. And I think he did that deliberately. Peter Falk bio

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

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