William Carlos Williams

1883 - 1963

A Quote by William Carlos WIlliams on love

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What "love" is I don't know if it's not the response of our deepest natures to one another. 

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

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A Quote by William Carlos WIlliams

It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it; there lies the secret of the ages.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

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A Quote by William Carlos WIlliams

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: The Red Wheel Barrow

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on water

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Mothlike in mists, scintillant in the minute brilliance of cloudless days, with broad bellying sails they glide to the wind tossing green water from their sharp prows while over them the crew crawls.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: The Yachts, 1935, st.1, 2

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on water

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so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: Spring and All, 1923, no. XXI

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on anarchy and poverty

It's the anarchy of poverty delights me.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: The Poor, 1938, st. 1

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on darkness, heart, nature, and stupidity

THESE are the desolate, dark weeks when nature in its barrenness equals the stupidity of man. The year plunges into night and the heart plunges lower than night.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: These, 1938, st. 1, 2

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on anger, cooking, fame, nations, thinking, and trying

Sometimes I find myself thinking, rather wistfully, about Lao Tzu's famous dictum: 'Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish.' All around me I see something very different, let us say - a number of angry dwarfs trying to grill a whale.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: the American Grain (The Discovery of the Indies)

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on grief, hell, and weather

Hell take curtains! Go with some show of inconvenience; sit openly - to the weather as to grief. Or do you think you can shut your grief in?

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: Tract, 1917

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on darkness

Houses - the dark side silhouetted on flashes of moonlight!

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: Night

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