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 circumstances, madness, nobility, and soul

What's madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance?

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

Source: "In a Dark Time"

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A Quote by Theodore Roethke on body, god, and soul

God bless the roots! Body and soul are one.

Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)

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