Marianne Moore Quotes

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Marianne Moore

I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.
Marianne Moore quote

anybody can write a book, 'cause everybody has a story to tell
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My father used to say superior people never make long visits.
Marianne Moore quote

Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
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Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
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The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.
Marianne Moore quote

War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
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When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
Marianne Moore quote


1887-1972, US poet and editor

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