James Broughton Quotes


38 James Broughton quotes:



"The only limits are, as always, those of vision."
"In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets."
"Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors."
"Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open."
"I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless."
"The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy."
"A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living."
"Acclaim is a distraction."
"Adversity is a stimulus."
"Amazement awaits us at every corner."
"And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts."
"Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect."
"Consciousness is the glory of creation."
"Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater."
"Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing."
"Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now."
"For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic."
"For me, prose walks, poetry dances."
"I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made."
"I had a toy theater and a magic lantern, and when I was eight I built a stage for theatricals in the attic."



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