- When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.
- A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it.
- Don’t be too harsh to these poems until they’re typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
- Because their words had forked no lightning they, Do not go gentle into that good night.
- No honest writer today can possibly avoid being influenced by Freud.
- Poetry is not the most important thing in life. I’d much rather lie in a hot bath reading Agatha Christie and sucking sweets.
- I knew, in fact, that I must be a writer of words, and nothing else.
- An Anglo-Welsh writer is neither one thing nor the other. He keeps going in a no-man’s-land between two cultures.
- From August to May, For a searat of man drifting through eternal blue, aboard the finest Debris.
- I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn’t do to upset one’s own vanity.
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