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A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living.
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Acclaim is a distraction.
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Adversity is a stimulus.
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Amazement awaits us at every corner.
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And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts.
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At the age of twelve I wrote serious imitations of Eugene O'Neill, at the same period when I began writing a sonnet a day.
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Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect.
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Consciousness is the glory of creation.
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Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
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Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing.
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Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now.
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For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic.
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For me, prose walks, poetry dances.
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I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made.
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I had a toy theater and a magic lantern, and when I was eight I built a stage for theatricals in the attic.
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I have always been a passionate spokesman for love, even before I knew what it was.
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I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside.
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I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing it in public.
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I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion.
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I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action.
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I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
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If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.
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If you don't fill your days with love, you are wasting your life.
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In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.
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Life is adventure, not predicament.
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Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.
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Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.
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My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one's life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it.
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My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.
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My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls.
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Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
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Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors.
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Since I know that spiritual practice is an upbeat devotion, I find it more apropos to celebrate existence than to deplore it.
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Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
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The American public does not know poets exist.
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The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses the gift of a whole lyric.
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The most delicate and yielding of our necessities, water, can be the most powerful destroyer, swallowing everything.
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The only limits are, as always, those of vision.
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The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.
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Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers.
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True delicacy is not a fragile thing.
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Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
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Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema.
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