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Philip Levine Quotes and Sayings

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There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

Related topics: Poetry

Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion,
but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me
it's the home of the extraordinary,
the only home.
- Philip Levine

My father died when I was five, but I grew up in a strong family.
- Philip Levine

But I'm too old to be written about as a young poet.
- Philip Levine

 

The irony is, going to work every day became the subject
of probably my best poetry.
- Philip Levine

My mother carried on and supported us;
her ambition had been to write poetry and songs.
- Philip Levine

But most commonly, it's one poem that I work on with a lot of intensity.
- Philip Levine

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I have a sense that many Americans, especially those
like me with European or foreign parents,
feel they have to invent their families just as they
have to invent themselves.
- Philip Levine

I started listening to music when I wrote when I had three sons at home.
- Philip Levine

I listen to jazz about three hours a day.
I love Louis Armstrong.
- Philip Levine

I'm seventy-one now, so it's hard to imagine a dramatic change.
- Philip Levine

I write what's given me to write.
- Philip Levine

No one can write like Vallejo and not sound like a fraud.
He's just too much himself and not you.
- Philip Levine

Back then, I couldn't have left a poem a year and gone back to it.
- Philip Levine

My temperament is not geared to that of a novelist.
- Philip Levine

For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would
save the ordinary from oblivion.
- Philip Levine

I'm afraid we live at the mercy of a power,
maybe a God, without mercy.
And yet we find it, as I have, from others.
- Philip Levine

I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention.
Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary,
commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time,
an observed fragment of eternity.
- Philip Levine

I was very lucky to have a mother who encouraged me to become a poet.
- Philip Levine

I realized poetry's the thing that I can do 'cause
I can stick at it and work with tremendous intensity.
- Philip Levine

It's ironic that while I was a worker in Detroit,
which I left when I was twenty six, my sense was that
the thing that's going to stop me from being a poet
is the fact that I'm doing this crummy work.
- Philip Levine

Meet some people who care about poetry the way you do.
You'll have that readership.
Keep going until you know you're doing work that's worthy.
And then see what happens.
That's my advice.
- Philip Levine

My sense of a poem - my notion of how you revise -
is: you get yourself into a state where what you are
intensely conscious of is not why you wrote it or how you wrote it,
but what you wrote.
- Philip Levine

If that voice that you created that is most alive in
the poem isn't carried throughout the whole poem,
then I destroy where it's not there,
and I reconstruct it so that that voice is the dominant voice in the poem.
- Philip Levine

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Coming together is a beginning;
keeping together is progress;
working together is success.
- Henry Ford

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
- Peter Ustinov

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret Mead

Inside every working anarchy, there's an Old Boy Network.
- Mitchell Kapor

Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists,
but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve.
- Lillian Smith

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls,
if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
- Dogen Zenji

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
once it is competently programmed and working smoothly,
it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov

Parenthood and family come first for me,
and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
- Clive Owen

The human brain starts working the moment you are born
and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually
get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
- Robert Frost

I inherited that calm from my father,
who was a farmer.
You sow, you wait for good or bad weather,
you harvest, but working is something you always need to do.
- Miguel Indurain

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt,
working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!
- Arianna Huffington

I can promise you that women working together -
linked,
informed and educated - can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
- Isabel Allende

After two weeks of working on a project,
you know whether it will work or not.
- Bill Budge

There are righteous people working
in a whole rainbow of belief systems -
from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters
to charismatic Catholics.
- Bono

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the
moment you get up in the morning and does not stop
until you get into the office.
- Robert Frost

Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact
with a family when you are working with them.
- Richard G. Scott

I'm working myself to death.
- Alan Ladd

Women want mediocre men,
and men are working to be as mediocre as possible.
- Margaret Mead

I was a student at Columbia College,
actually,
in the Architecture school.
Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs.
I can't remember us working it out.
- Art Garfunkel

I just adored working with Woody.
He was more than I could have ever dreamed of.
I'd do it a million times over.
- Scarlett Johansson

We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.
- Bill Richardson

Working together we can strengthen Delaware State University
and the students who attend it.
- Michael N. Castle

You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day
and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.
- Jean Cocteau

And when that's working, the sum can be greater than the parts.
- Jim Coleman

Behind every working woman is an enormous pile of unwashed laundry.
- Barbara Dale

It was never physically dangerous except when I nearly fell off a horse,
but it was physically arduous - especially when you
were working late at night.
- Derek Jacobi

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic,
a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these,
he may venture to call himself an architect.
- Walter Scott

When kids play, they are working on imagining the kind of world we live in.
- Daniel Greenberg

I save money when I'm working so that I never have
to take a role simply to pay the bills.
- Gary Sinise

We are working with a biotech company,
Calypte, which has designed a urine test for the HIV antibody.
- Luc Montagnier

I think artists who are attracted to working on the
Net will adjust their work to the capabilities of a very small screen.
- Laurie Anderson

I'm not perfect, but I'd like to be perfect.
I'm working on it.
- Shelley Long

Working with the same people is so much quicker and
frees up your energy for other things.
- Patrice Leconte

So whenever I had some in-between producing time down
in my studio I popped a tape in and started working on it.
Working a little bit at a time, it actually took almost four years.
- Billy Sherwood

We must ensure that every worker has healthcare and
is able to save for their retirement.
We must ensure that our workers have safe and health working conditions.
- Leonard Boswell

When I'm not working, my time is really about my children.
- Christine Lahti


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