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Obviously one of the things that poets from ...
by Paul Muldoon

Obviously one of the things that poets from Northern Ireland and beyond -
had to try to make sense of was what was happening
on a day-to-day political level.
- Paul Muldoon

One will never again look at a birch tree,
after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
- Paul Muldoon

We simply have not kept in touch with poetry.
- Paul Muldoon

Words want to find chimes with each other,
things want to connect.
- Paul Muldoon

 

The other side of it is that, despite all that,
people reach out to poetry at the key moments in their lives.
- Paul Muldoon

On the other hand, at some level the mass of unresolved
issues in Northern Ireland does influence the fact
that there are so many good writers in the place.
- Paul Muldoon

The ground swell is what's going to sink you as well
as being what buoys you up.
These are cliches also, of course, and I'm sometimes
interested in how much one can get away with.
- Paul Muldoon

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I certainly am interested in accessibility,
clarity, and immediacy.
- Paul Muldoon

That's one of the great things about poetry;
one realises that one does one's little turn -
that you're just part of the great crop,
as it were.
- Paul Muldoon

Frost isn't exactly despised but not enough people
have worked out what a brilliant poet he was.
- Paul Muldoon

I live in New Jersey now, which always gets a bad rap here and there,
but I must say, I enjoy living here too.
- Paul Muldoon

I was born in Northern Ireland in 1951.
I lived most of my life there until 1986 or 1987.
- Paul Muldoon

Of course, you can't legislate for how people are going to read.
- Paul Muldoon

It seems to me the structure of the Quartets is too imposed.
- Paul Muldoon

I do a lot of readings.
- Paul Muldoon

I'm sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme.
- Paul Muldoon

For whatever reason, people, including very well-educated
people or people otherwise interested in reading,
do not read poetry.
- Paul Muldoon

Living at that pitch, on that edge, is something which
many poets engage in to some extent.
- Paul Muldoon

I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial,
that they're not imposed, somehow, on the language.
- Paul Muldoon

Your average pop song or film is a very sophisticated item,
with very sophisticated ways of listening and viewing
that we have not really consciously developed over the years -
because we were having such a good time.
- Paul Muldoon

I suppose for whatever reason I actively welcome being put down,
something which perhaps goes back to my upbringing -
that accusation of not being worthy which could be laid at one's door.
- Paul Muldoon

What I try to do is to go into a poem -
and one writes them,
of course, poem by poem - to go into each poem,
first of all without having any sense whatsoever of
where it's going to end up.
- Paul Muldoon

If everything seems to be going well,
you have obviously overlooked something.
- Anonymous

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids.
But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.
- Prince William

Obviously, the hit singles get the biggest reaction -
that's when you can see people really getting excited.
- Kathy Valentine

Magazines and advertising are flogging the idea that
you have to keep changing things and get something new.
I think that's balls - evil.
But obviously that's your livelihood.
- Robin Day

Obviously, a writer can't know everything about what she writes.
It's impossible.
- Anne Rice

Then I obviously didn't understand what it all meant,
but I do now.
- Louise Brown

There is some reason, obviously, that you are drawn to your material,
but the way in which you explore it might come to be
quite different from what you would expect.
- Ann Beattie

Bush is good at stating the obviously untrue.
- Eleanor Clift

Obviously, I'll keep fighting to uphold the Constitution.
- Michael Newdow

There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner
had been shot trying to escape.
He had obviously been recaptured and shot,
and that violated the Geneva Convention.
- Charles Guggenheim

I was always drawn to Broadway musicals,
and obviously composers like Gershwin,
Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that
I found wildly impressive.
- Marvin Hamlisch

I do have a family, and obviously I spend as much time as I can with them.
Though even when I'm with my family,
my mind tends to drift toward baseball.
- Bill James

Obviously talent gets you to a certain point,
but it's what you do with it, how you handle.
- Brett Favre

Celebrity - I don't even know what that means.
Obviously it's the same basic word as celebration,
but I don't know what's being celebrated.
- James Woods

Well family is obviously the most important.
There was a time when I thought football was the most important.
- Brett Favre

You always try to work for your audience,
to entertain them, but that being said,
obviously, within the studio system you feel the sense
of responsibility to the bank.
- Phillip Noyce

I obviously have a lot of love and affection for the
people of Hamilton from playing there for so long.
- Darren Flutie

I always have a lot of personal goals,
but primarily my main goal each year is to obviously win a Super Bowl.
- Michael Strahan

What I do is draw but if you make an animated feature
obviously it takes a whole team of people,
and Zippy is my work.
I felt that turning it over to a team of people would be wrong.
- Bill Griffith

Previously people were treated anonymously particular
on a drugs situation which is obviously highly emotive.
They have been treated anonymously even after the verdict had been reached.
- David Gill

Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator,
by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on.
- Alan Shepard

I would be terribly disappointed if anything would
get in the way of my being cast in something,
or if performances were canceled.
It was a fix that I obviously needed.
- Trevor Nunn

But quite honestly, personally, I was much more concerned -
I mean,
there's not much I can do about my appearance obviously
other than spending four hours in hair and makeup.
- Diane Kruger

Obviously you don't want to be anonymous,
but you don't want everyone to know your life.
- Alison Lohman

Obviously, every child should be given the best possible
opportunity to acquire literacy skills.
- Hugh Mackay

Obviously my last two years in the NFL were not much fun at all.
- Steve Spurrier

Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction.
Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start
eating up virtually every penny that we have.
- Bobby Scott

The thing I thought about doing it was it's Comic Relief
and you've got to be funny.
So although I did try to sing properly it obviously
has hilarious results when you can't sing.
- Jo Brand

Obviously Mad TV, SNL are one kind of show,
whereas The State belongs to the kind of show that
is entirely conceived written and performed by a set
group that existed before the TV show.
- David Wain

Obviously I wouldn't have said that three or four years ago in the midst of it.
But I really believe that.
It's been a marvelous and important experience.
- Bruce Babbitt

Well, obviously I was excited by the idea that Woody
Allen was going to direct it.
But at the same time, the script itself and the character was really interesting.
- Radha Mitchell

Obviously there will be a backlash.
If you believe the hype you have to believe a backlash too.
Any criticism we get, is always stuff we've already criticised ourselves.
- Johnny Greenwood

I think some aspects of writing can be taught.
Obviously, you can't teach vision or talent.
But you can help with comfort.
- Toni Morrison

Nick and Simon had come to a natural end of their working
relationship with Warren,
which obviously opened the door for a reunion of the original five.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not,
because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist
they're honest about everything.
- Chuck Klosterman

So I'm in quite the wrong profession obviously.
- Dirk Bogarde

Dali had a good sense of humor - obviously you could
tell just looking at him;
he was funny.
- Joe Grant

Obviously every one of them was special to that particular team,
all the people that were involved with it.
- Mark Messier

There's a lot of history in Boston and a lot of history,
obviously, in New York with all the championships.
- Rafael Palmeiro

I felt that I did have the crowd behind me.
That obviously helps a lot.
- Stefan Edberg

Whether the story reflects the facts is obviously a different matter.
- Kenneth Starr

Well, I know I worked for Governor Rockefeller the
last time he ran for his fourth term,
and I obviously ran against Governor Cuomo the time
he ran for his fourth term.
- George Pataki

We obviously need more love in the world.
And we obviously need more compassion and understanding.
Our leaders need to really address these issues properly now.
- Dave Davies

Now obviously the propositions of the system have reference
to matters of empirical fact;
if they did not,
they could have no claim to be called scientific.
- Talcott Parsons

If the withdrawal from Gaza goes badly,
obviously, that will set us back.
- Jane Harman

In my day, the players used to work their socks off.
It's all changed now, obviously.
- Gordon Smith

Obviously, I'm not a trained actress,
and right now I'll come out and say I'm glad I'm not.
- Jenny McCarthy

Obviously I'm not 21 anymore, but I think I can still throw with anybody.
- Dan Marino


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