Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney

Irish poet and Nobel Prize for Literature, 1995
Debate doesn’t really change things. It gets you bogged in deeper. If you can address or reopen the subject with something new, something from a different angle, then there is some hope. ... People are suddenly gazing at something else and pausing for a moment. And for the duration of that gaze and pause, they are like reflectors of the totality of their own knowledge and/or ignorance. That’s something poetry can do for you, it can entrance you for a moment above the pool of your own consciousness and your own possMore Seamus Heaney quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The gift of writing is to be self-forgetful … to get a surge of inner life or inner supply or unexpected sense of empowerment, to be afloat, to be out of yourself.More Seamus Heaney quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The thing about writing is that if you have the impulse, you will find the time.More Seamus Heaney quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have begun to think of life as a series of ripples widening out from an original center.More Seamus Heaney quotes [08/14/2011 03:08:52]
Now it’s high watermark and floodtide in the heart and time to go. The sea-nymphs in the spray will be the chorus now. What’s left to say? Suspect too much sweet-talk but never close your mind. It was a fortunate wind that blew me here. I leave half-ready to believe that a crippled trust might walk and the half-true rhyme is love.More Seamus Heaney quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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