Randall Jarrell

Randall Jarrell


Author Profession: US Poet
Born: May 06, 1914
Died: October 15, 1965
Birth Sign: Taurus


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The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.

A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.

One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.

The blind date that has stood you up: your life.

It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life.

I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.

In the United States, there one feels free... Except from the Americans - but every pearl has its oyster.

To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all.

If we meet an honest and intelligent politician, a dozen, a hundred, we say they aren't like politicians at all, and our category of politicians stays unchanged; we know what politicians are like.

He thinks that Schiller and St Paul were just two Partisan Review editors.

I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women: they understand each other worse, and it matters less, than either of them suppose.

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

The only movie I can watch on a loop, over and over, is 'Help', the Beatles movie. It's so funny and irreverent and great. Emma Stone

Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold. Brad Pitt age

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