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    It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through his regions of enchantment without having a critic, forever, like the old man of the sea, upon his back.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: men  forever  poet 
     
    My father used to say superior people never make long visits.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: people  father 
     
    Psychology which explains everything explains nothing, and we are still in doubt.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: doubt  psychology 
     
    Which of us has not been stunned by the beauty of an animal's skin or its flexibility in motion?
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: animals  beauty 
     
    Poetry...... a place for the genuine,Hands that can grasp, eyesthat can dilate, hair that can rise
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: poetry 
     
    I, too, dislike it. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it, after all, a place for the genuine.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: reading 
     
    There never was a war that was not inward; I must fight till I have conquered in myself what causes war.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: fight  war 
     
    I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: work  poetry 
     
    War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: peace  illusion  war 
     
    I believe verbal felicity is the fruit of ardor, of diligence, and of refusing to be false.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: believe 
     
    Unconfusion submitsits confusion to proof; it'snot a Herod's oath that cannot change.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: confusion 
     
    Everything I have written is the result of reading or of interest in people.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: people  reading 
     
    The power of the visible is the invisible.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: power 
     
    The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: silence 
     
    I'm troubled. I'm dissatisfied. I'm Irish.
    — Marianne Moore
    When we think we don't like art it is because it is artificial art.
    — Marianne Moore
    The heart that gives, gathers.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: heart 
     
    One writes because one has a burning desire to objectify what it is indispensable to one's happiness to express ...
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: desires  happiness  write 
     
    A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
    — Marianne Moore
    Life is energy, and energy is creativity. And even when individuals pass on, the energy is retained in the work of art, locked in it and awaiting release if only someone will take the time and the care to unlock it.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: time  work  energy  care  creativity 
     
    The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: people  right  passion 
     
    Conscious writing can be the death of poetry.
    — Marianne Moore
    Omissions are not accidents.
    — Marianne Moore
    Your thorns are the best part of you.
    — Marianne Moore
    Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: real  poetry  garden 
     
    Originality is... a by-product of sincerity.
    — Marianne Moore
    Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.
    — Marianne Moore
    Below the incandescent stars / below the incandescent fruit, / the strange experience of beauty; / its existence is too much; / it tears one to pieces / and each fresh wave of consciousness / is poison.
    — Marianne Moore
    It is in general true that in order to create works of art one has to have leisure. On the other hand I think that one needs to experience resistance in a practical sense, and even that which is poignant to bring out what makes easy reading for others. Too much deprivation of course, means death.
    — Marianne Moore
    When one is frank, one's very presence is a compliment.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: compliment 
     
    The enslaver is enslaved, the hater, harmed.
    — Marianne Moore
    When you take my time, you take something I had meant to use ...
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: time 
     
    To wear the arctic fox you have to kill it.
    — Marianne Moore
    Poetry, that is to say the poetic, is a primal necessity.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: poetry 
     
    One must be as clear as one's natural reticence allows one to be.
    — Marianne Moore
    One detects creative power by its capacity to conquer one's detachment.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: power  creative 
     
    If you will tell me why the fen appears impassable, I then will tell you why I think that I can cross it if I try.
    — Marianne Moore
    We are what we were at birth, and each trait has remained in conformity with earth's and with heaven's logic: Be the devil's tool, resort to black magic, None can diverge from the ends which Heaven foreordained.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: magic  earth  devil  birth  heaven  black 
     
    Honesty - however dangerous - should be as valuable as radium it seems to me ...
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: honesty  dangerous 
     
    What is our innocence, What is our guilt? All are naked, none is safe.
    — Marianne Moore
    tags: innocence 
     
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    marianne moore
    Birth    : November 15, 1887
    Death  : February 5, 1972
    Occupation  : Poet