Marianne Moore

1887 - 1972

A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore

Of the crow-blue mussel shells, one keeps adjusting the ash heaps; opening and shutting itself like an injured fan.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: The Fish, 1935, sr. I,.

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on poetry

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There is a great amount of poetry in unconscious fastidiousness.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: Critics and Connoisseurs, 1935

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on power

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The power of the visible is the invisable.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: He "Digesteth Harde Yron," 1941, st. 8

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on animals, humor, and sense of humor

Among animals, one has a sense of humor. Humor saves a few steps, it saves years.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: The Pangolin, 1941, st. 8

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on day and water

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The sweet air coming into your house on a fine day, from water etched with waves as formal as the scales on a fish.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

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

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore

They say there is a sweeter air where it was made, than we have here.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: A Carriage from Sweden, 1944

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on time and wonder

I wonder what Adam and Eve think of it by this time.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: Marriage, 1935

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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 day, fear, soul, and work

The prey of fear, he, always curtailed, extinguished, thwarted by the dusk, work partly done, says to the alternating blaze, "Again the sun! anew each day; and new and new and new, that comes into and steadies my soul."

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

Source: The Pangolin, 1941, st 9

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A Quote by Marianne Craig Moore on excess and energy

Excess is the common substitute for energy.

Marianne Moore (1887 - 1972)

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