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

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



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We are all one question, and the best answer seems to be love—a connection between things.



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in the beginning William Shakespeare was a baby, and knew absolutely nothing. He couldn't even speak.



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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.



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In the end I would rather wonder than know



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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 our marginal existence, what else is there but this voice within us, this great weirdness we are always leaning forward to listen to?". Author of this quote is Mary Ruefle. This quote is about weirdness, existence, voice,.