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    Publication there [in Nimbus] was to prove a turning point" The publication of his next volume of verse, Come Dance with Kitty Stobling, was to be directly linked to the mini-collection in Nimbus, and his Collected Poems (1964)
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    tags: poem  dance 
     
    Actors are loved because they are unoriginal. Actors stick to their script. The unoriginal man is loved by the mediocrity because this kind of artistic expression is something to which the merest five-eighth can climb.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    tags: men 
     
    What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    tags: true 
     
    Malice is only another name for mediocrity.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    It is impossible to read the daily press without being diverted from reality. You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities - life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper. You are disillusioned and wrecked.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    I dabbled in verse and it became my life
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    tags: truth  men 
     
    Macmillan's rejection had left him very downcast... Patrick Swift was invited to peruse the contents and decided that the poems should be published.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    tags: poem 
     
    A sweeping statement is the only statement worth listening to. The critic without faith gives balanced opinions, usually about second-rate writers.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    My chin is weak. I find it hard to make decisions. For years I had been caught between the two stools of security on the land and rich-scented life on the exotic islands of literature. I wasn't really a writer. I had seen a strange beautiful light on the hills and that was all.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    It often occurs to me that we love most what makes us miserable. In my opinion the damned are damned because they enjoy being damned.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    tags: opinion 
     
    God cannot catch us. Unless we stay in the unconscious room. Of our hearts.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    tags: heart  god 
     
    There is something wrong with a work of art if it can be understood by a policeman.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    tags: work  wrong 
     
    We are not alone in our loneliness, others have been here and known griefs we thought our special own.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
    On the stem of memory imaginations blossom.
    — Patrick Kavanagh
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