Theodore Roethke

1908 - 1963

A Quote by Theodore Roethke

What we need are more people who specialize in the impossible.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on vulnerable and mysteries

"Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among mysteries."

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on day and joy

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I came where the river Ran over stones; My ears knew An early joy. And all the waters Of all the streams Sang in my veins That summer day.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Source: The Waking, 1948

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on accuracy

May my silences become more accurate.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on time

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Time marks us while we are marking time.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on dance

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And everything comes to One, As we dance on, dance on, dance on.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on fate, fear, learning, and sleep

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.  I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on spirit

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A lively understandable spirit Once entertained you. It will come again. Be still. Wait.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on bitterness, force, sons, ugliness, and universe

Long live the weeds that overwhelm My narrow vegetable realm! The bitter rock, the barren soil That force the son of man to toil; All things unholy, marred by curse, The ugly of the universe.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Source: Long Live the Weeds

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on love

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Love is not love until love's vunerable.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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