Marianne Moore

1887 - 1972

A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on life and reason

Dürer would have seen a reason for living in a town like this.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: The Steeple-Jack, 1935, st. 1

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore

And the ocean, under the pulsation of light- houses and noise of bell buoys, advances as usual, looking as if it were not that ocean in which dropped things are bound to sink- in which if they turn and twist, it is neither with volition nor consciousness.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: A Grave, 1935

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore

What sap went through that little thread to make the cherry red!

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: Nevertheless, 1944, st. 11

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on progress

The wrinkles progress among themselves in a phalanx-beautiful under networks of foam, and fade breathlessly while the sea rustles in and out of the seaweed.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: A Grave, 1935

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore

If you will tell me why the fen appears impassable, I then will tell you why I think that I can cross it if I try.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on love, opportunity, philosophy, and women

A philosopher, being asked what was the first thing necessary to win the love of a woman, answered, 'Opportunity'.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on art, garden, and poetry

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on mind

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The mind is an enchanting thing is an enchanted thing, like the glaze on a katydid-wing subdivided by sun till the nettings are legion.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing, 1944, st 1

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on insincerity

Nor was he insincere in saying, "Make my house your inn." Inns are not residences.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: Silence, 1935

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on heaven and power

O to be a dragon, a symbol of the power of Heaven-of silk-worm size or immense; at times invisible. Felicitous phenomenon!

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: O To Be a Dragon, 1959

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