Theodore Roethke Quotes
Most popular Theodore Roethke Quotes
May my silence become more accurate.
May my silences become more accurate.
In a dark time, the eye begins to see.
Much of poetry is an anguished waiting.
Time marks us while we are marking time.
Truth never is undone; Its shafts remain.
Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one.
Teaching: one of the few professions that permit love.
One form of the death wish is the embracing of mediocrity.
What we need are more people who specialize in the impossible.
What's madness but nobility of soul At odds with circumstance?
Definition of a philosopher: a man who has the right to say maybe.
To be less than you are is so easy: even a child needs no lesson in this.
One of the virtues of good poetry is the fact that it irritates the mediocre.
Teaching is an act of love, a spiritual cohabitation, one of the few sacred relationships left in a crass secular world.
So much of adolescence is an ill-defined dying, An intolerable waiting, A longing for another place and time, Another condition.