William Collins Quotes


22 William Collins quotes:



"I would go into the kitchen for coffeeand on the way back to the page,curled in its roller,I would light one up and feelits dry rush mix with the dark taste of coffee."
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"Poetry is the history of the human heart, and it continues to record the history of human emotion, whether it's celebration or grief or whatever it may be."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes
"When words are put together in fresh ways there is a pleasure-giving quality in language, which brings a release of endorphins."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Giving Quotes
"Beloved, till life can charm no more; And mourned, till Pity's self be dead"
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"Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior."
"Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing."
"Poetry is my cheap means of transportation. By the end of the poem the reader should be in a different place from where he started. I would like him to be slightly disoriented at the end, like I drove him outside of town at night and dropped him off in a cornfield."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"Each one is a gift, no doubt,mysteriously placed in your waking handor set upon your foreheadmoments before you open your eyes."
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"How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, / By all their country's wishes blest!"
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Rest Quotes
"In numbers warmly pure and sweetly strong."
"I would rather see words out on their own, awayfrom their families and the warehouse of Rogetwandering the world where they sometimes fallin love with a completely different word."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Words Quotes
"With eyes up-rais'd, as one inspir'd, Pale Melancholy sate retir'd, And from her wild sequester'd seat, In notes by distance made more sweet, Pour'd thro' the mellow horn her pensive soul."
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"I want to remove my hat, close my eyes,and feel the sun, warm and intermittent, on my face."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes
"When a writer becomes a reader of his or her own work, a lot can go wrong. It's like do-it-yourself dentistry."
"O Music! sphere-descended maid, / Friend of Pleasure, Wisdom's aid!"
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"I'm not dismayed that poetry's appeal is limited in scope. That's why we have National Poetry Month. It's a sign of its neglect, which isn't necessarily a negative thing. It's not like we have National TV Month."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"By fairy hands their knell is rung; / By forms unseen their dirge is sung."
"I would go into the kitchen for coffee and on the way back to the page, curled in its roller, I would light one up and feel its dry rush mix with the dark taste of coffee."
Author: Collins Quotes Category: Coffee Quotes
"Words like feminism or democracy scare me. They are words with barnacles on them, and you can't see what's underneath."
"I think humor is a very serious thing. I use it as a way of weakening the reader's defenses so that I can more easily take him to something more."



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