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Mary Ruefle Quotes: In life, the number of beginnings is exactly equal to the number of endings ... In poetry, the number of beginnings so far exceeds the number of endings that we cannot even conceive of it.
         

In life, the number of beginnings is exactly equal to the number of endings ... In poetry, the number of beginnings so far exceeds the number of endings that we cannot even conceive of it.


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A poem is a finished work of the mind, it is not the work of a finished mind.



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I'm lucky enough to occasionally be able to do something I love - write poems - and unlucky enough that what I love confuses and overwhelms me.



Art has always been aware of itself as art.

Art has always been aware of itself as art.


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In our marginal existence, what else is there but this voice within us, this great weirdness we are always leaning forward to listen to?



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In the end I would rather wonder than know



The origins of poetry are clearly rooted in obscurity, in secretiveness, in incantation, in spells that must at once invoke and protect, tell the secret and keep it.

The origins of poetry are clearly rooted in obscurity, in secretiveness, in incantation, in spells that must at once invoke and protect, tell the secret and keep it.



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Words have a love for each other, a desire that culminates in poetry.





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This page presents the quote "In life, the number of beginnings is exactly equal to the number of endings ... In poetry, the number of beginnings so far exceeds the number of endings that we cannot even conceive of it.". Author of this quote is Mary Ruefle. This quote is about poetry, exceed, equal, life, numbers,.