James Broughton Quotes


38 James Broughton quotes:



"In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets."
"Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now."
"I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside."
"My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images."
"The American public does not know poets exist."
"Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open."
"The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy."
"Amazement awaits us at every corner."
"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."
"Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness."
"A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living."
"Adversity is a stimulus."
"For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic."
"Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be."
"Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers."
"True delicacy is not a fragile thing."
"Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema."
"I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless."
"Consciousness is the glory of creation."
"I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made."



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