James Broughton Quotes


38 James Broughton quotes:



"I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside."
"I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing it in public."
"I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion."
"I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action."
"If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop."
"If you don't fill your days with love, you are wasting your life."
"Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness."
"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."
"My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one's life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it."
"My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images."
"My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls."
"Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is."
"Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite."
"The American public does not know poets exist."
"The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses the gift of a whole lyric."
"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."



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