Marianne Moore Quotes
Most popular Marianne Moore Quotes
Among animals, one has a sense of humor.
Blessed the geniuses who know that egomania is not a duty.
I lie in wait like a leopard on a branch-strained metaphor.
You're not free until you've been made captive by supreme belief.
In a poem, the words should be as pleasing to the ear as the meaning is to the mind.
I am governed by the pull of the sentence as the pull of a fabric is governed by gravity.
Which of us has not been stunned by the beauty of an animal's skin or its flexibility in motion?
When a thing has been said so well that it could not be said better, why paraphrase it? Hence my writing is, if not a cabinet of fossils, a kind of collection of flies in amber.