William Carlos Williams

1883 - 1963

A Quote by William Carlos Williams on clarity, eternity, force, and imagination

To refine, to clarify, to intensify that eternal moment in which we alone live there is but a single force the imagination.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on love

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It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on darkness

The Moon, the dried weeds and the Pleiades - Seven feet tall the dark, dried weedstalks make a part of the night a red lace on the milky blue sky.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: This Strong Light

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams

O Marvelous! what new configuration will come next? I am bewildered with multiplicity.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: At Dawn, 1914

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on day, death, difficulty, and men

It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on books and clothes

No wreaths please - especially no hothouse flowers. Some common memento is better, something he prized and is known by: his old clothes - a few books perhaps.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: Tract, 1917

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A Quote by William Carlos Williams on envy

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O frost bitten blossoms, That are unfolding your wings From out the envious black branches. Bloom quickly and make much of the sunshine. The twigs conspire against you! Hear hem! They hold you from behind.

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Source: Aux Imagistes, 1914

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