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Mary Ruefle Quotes: 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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A poem is a finished work of the mind, it is not the work of a finished mind.



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

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



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.



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

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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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



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





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If you are facing trouble right now, don't ask, “Why me?” Instead ask, “What do you want me to learn?” Then trust God and keep on doing what's right.




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