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Paul Muldoon Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Poetry

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

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

I do a lot of readings.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We simply have not kept in touch with poetry.
- 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

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

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

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

One important key to success is self-confidence.
An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Decide questions without regard for tradition -
one way or the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand

Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs.
Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
- John F. Kennedy

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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