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Muriel Rukeyser Quotes and Sayings

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Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Related topics: Poetry

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Exchange is creation.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Our poems will have failed if our readers are not brought
by them beyond the poems.
- Muriel Rukeyser

 

In our period, they say there is free speech.
They say there is no penalty for poets,
There is no penalty for writing poems.
They say this.
This is the penalty.
- Muriel Rukeyser

I hear the singing of the lives of women.
They clear mystery, the offering, and pride.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings.
Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things
are blest.The blessing is in the seed.
- Muriel Rukeyser

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If there were no poetry on any day in the world,
poetry would be invented that day.
For there would be an intolerable hunger.
- Muriel Rukeyser

However confused the scene of our life appears,
however torn we may be who now do face that scene,
it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.
- Muriel Rukeyser

The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness.
- Muriel Rukeyser

A work of art is one through which the consciousness
of the artist is able to give its emotions to anyone
who is prepared to receive them.
There is no such thing as bad art.
- Muriel Rukeyser

The journey is my home.
- Muriel Rukeyser

I think there is choice possible to us at any moment,
as long as we live.
But there is no sacrifice.
There is a choice, and the rest falls away.
Second choice does not exist.
Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.
- Muriel Rukeyser

Those who speak of our culture as dead or dying have a quarrel with life,
and I think they cannot understand its terms,
but must endlessly repeat the projection of their own desires.
- Muriel Rukeyser

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The cleansing fire of Spirit
consumes the troubles of this world.
Feed your concerns to the fire.
Breathe deeply and rejoice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor PHOTO

Stand Tall, Breathe Deep, Be Unstoppable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is so much we can never know.
Breathe deeply and relax into the not-knowing.
There is much that we do not have to know
in order to live joyfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay in the moment and all gifts are added
as you breathe and take inspired action.
- Joe Vitale

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

Stop! Breathe deeply.
Begin bringing peace to the outer world
by regaining your own inner peace.
Choose love, choose gratitude,
choose forgiveness, choose peace.
Begin with your own inner peace.
Then use that inner peace
as a platform from which
to approach the outer world
with perspective, understanding, and patience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I breathe in my courage. I exhale my fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are one with the earth, with the water,
with the fire, with the air that you breathe, with all living things,
and that all of these are one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move to your heart, Breathe.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply - slowly -
fill your lungs with love and gratitude -
exhale each and every trouble -
again and again - gratitude in, troubles out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time today to appreciate beauty -
natural beauty, art, people.
Slow down, breathe deeply, smile.
It's a beautiful world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...
Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.
Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off.
Don't forget to breathe, very important.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures.
What if we didn't need the newest gizmo... the highest high?
What if happiness is in the air we breathe...
slowly, deeply, and consciously?
What if happiness is one fresh grape, savored with gratitude?
What if happiness is in our oneness with all creation?
What if happiness is about enjoying life exactly as it comes to us -
without chasing after it?
What if happiness is something we CHOOSE...
regardless of our circumstances?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maybe there is no actual place called hell.
Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents
breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
- Jim Carrey

It is better to have your head in the clouds,
and know where you are...
than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them,
and think that you are in paradise.
- Henry David Thoreau

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
- Thomas Gray

In those days industry would hire any chemist that could breathe.
- William Standish Knowles

I will laugh at the laughable while I breathe.
- Mary Chesnut

Breathe.
Let go.
And remind yourself that this very moment is the only
one you know you have for sure.
- Oprah Winfrey

Some locations are so terrible, you can't even breathe,
and you still have to act.
- Jena Malone

I still get nervous on dates.
I'll be sitting at dinner with a guy and I have to
excuse myself and go to the bathroom because I can't breathe.
- Shannen Doherty

Who breathe where you will, come into me and snatch me up to yourself.
- Richard Rolle

In an underdeveloped country don't drink the water.
In a developed country don't breathe the air.
- Jonathan Raban

I write for the same reason I breathe -
because if I didn't,
I would die.
- Isaac Asimov

Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer!
I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.
- Gustav Mahler

Where the Mind is biggest, the Heart,
the Senses, Magnanimity, Charity, Tolerance,
Kindliness, and the rest of them scarcely have room to breathe.
- Virginia Woolf

The song This Kiss was definitely my breakthrough song.
After that, Breathe was my breakthrough album.
- Faith Hill

Freedom is the oxygen without which science cannot breathe.
- David Sarnoff

As Realtors, you live and breathe the American dream.
- Charlie Crist

Sometimes when I think how good my book can be,
I can hardly breathe.
- Truman Capote

If you do not breathe through writing,
if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing,
then don't write, because our culture has no use for it.
- Anais Nin

These guys live and breathe football;
they get something out of going to the training ground every day.
- Alan Hansen

Those hot pants of hers were so damned tight,
I could hardly breathe.
- Benny Hill

As long as I breathe, I attack.
- Bernard Hinault

We breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as narratives.
- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

If you give a character room to breathe,
they come alive.
- Catherine Keener

The conscience of children is formed by the influences that surround them;
their notions of good and evil are the result of the
moral atmosphere they breathe.
- Jean Paul

Argument is to me the air I breathe.
Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the
other side and defending it.
- Gertrude Stein

For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom.
- John Charles Polanyi

With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road.
Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose,
silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

In Europe, it's different - you eat soccer,
you breathe soccer, you drink soccer.
Everything is about soccer.
- Thomas Dooley

I have to be a star like another man has to breathe.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

The 'I think' which Kant said must be able to accompany all my objects,
is the 'I breathe' which actually does accompany them.
- William James

Repudiating the virtues of your world,
criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe.
They agree to live in it.
The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it.
- Jean Genet

Do not be afraid that joy will make the pain worse;
it is needed like the air we breathe.
- Goran Persson

Acting coaches in Hollywood were always telling me
to use my hands and body more.
But that was never me.
I just breathe and sometimes it doesn't look as if I'm doing that.
- Perry Como

Actors take risks all the time.
We put ourselves on the line.
It is creative to be able to interpret someone's words
and breathe life into them.
- Patty Duke

Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.
- George Santayana

What it was at the time was literally a plea for,
to get the pressure off for a while,
to give her space to breathe.
She was very unhappy.
She was feeling pretty claustrophobic.
- Anthony Holden

Hatred is the air I breathe.
It permeates every cell in my body.
- Jim Goad


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