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  • #1
    Anne Sexton
    “Watch out for intellect,
    because it knows so much it knows nothing
    and leaves you hanging upside down,
    mouthing knowledge as your heart
    falls out of your mouth.”
    Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems

  • #2
    Anne Sexton
    “I am God, la de dah.”
    Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems

  • #3
    Anne Sexton
    “I am stuffing your mouth with your
    promises and watching
    you vomit them out upon my face.”
    Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems

  • #4
    Anne Sexton
    “Live or die, but don't poison everything.”
    Anne Sexton

  • #5
    Anne Sexton
    “Even so, I must admire your skill.
    You are so gracefully insane.”
    Anne Sexton

  • #6
    Anne Sexton
    “All day I've built
    a lifetime and now
    the sun sinks to
    undo it. ”
    Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems

  • #7
    Anne Sexton
    “Only my books anoint me,
    and a few friends,
    those who reach into my veins.”
    Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems

  • #8
    Sara Teasdale
    “I am not yours, not lost in you,
    Not lost, although I long to be
    Lost as a candle lit at noon,
    Lost as a snowflake in the sea.

    You love me, and I find you still
    A spirit beautiful and bright,
    Yet I am I, who long to be
    Lost as a light is lost in light.”
    Sara Teasdale, Love Songs

  • #9
    Billy Collins
    “A motto I've adopted is, if at first you don't succeed, hide all evidence that you ever tried.”
    Billy Collins



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