James Dickey Quotes

19 James Dickey quotes:

"Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind. Maybe that's the worst sentence of all, to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel."
"He can't imagine the result of the mission because he never saw it."
"I do think the author ought to be able to give a good reason for the way things are in his poem. Not a bad question to ask oneself."
"I think Ginsberg has done more harm to the craft that I honor and live by than anybody else by reducing it to a kind of mean that enables the most dubious practitioners to claim they are poets because they think, If the kind of thing Ginsberg does is poetry, I can do that."
"I want you all to stand; will you do that for me, please?"
"I want you to hear a new version of Dueling Banjos. Anyone else is welcome."
"She was the Judy Garland of American poetry."
"The New York Quarterly is an amazing, intelligent, crazy, creative, strange, and indispensable magazine."
"There ain't nothin' to dyin', really. You just get tired. You kind of drift away."
"To be precise and reckless: that is the consummation devoutly to be wished."
"To have guilt you've got to earn guilt, but sometimes when you earn it, you don't feel the guilt you ought to have. And that's what The Firebombing is about."
"To say that its wrong to feel this way is not the point; you do feel it. All you see is a flash of fire and, depending on your altitude, you don't even see that sometimes."
"William Packard surely must be one of the great editors of our time."
"You are bound, my hunch is, to make it just fine."
"I want a fever, in poetry: a fever, and tranquillity."
"A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning."
"One of the great things he provided during the week under certainly difficult circumstances was great leadership. He was there for the players. He expressed to them they came here to get an education and play basketball. He was very positive. Our practices were outstanding."
"And I to my motorcycle Parked like the soul of the junkyard Restored, a bicycle fleshed With power, and tore off Up Highway 106 continually Drunk on the wind in my mouth Wringing the handlebar for speed Wild to be wreckage forever"
Author: Dickey Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"[She was] the Judy Garland of American poetry."
Author: Dickey Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes

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