Sharon Olds Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Sharon Olds Quotes and Sayings

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    At one point I took on a new job, and I just didn't have time to do anything but work. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    I didn't have time to sit down and look at the work of a year and choose what to type. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    I think that there are fiction writers for whom that works well. I could never do it. I feel as if, by the time I see that it's a poem, it's almost written in my head somewhere. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    I think this is true for all artists. My senses are very important to me. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    I was very afraid that I wouldn't be able to do this job well. And the time never came back. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    I wish I wrote more about the world at more distance from myself. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    I'm not sure that the benefit - as a writer and as a citizen - that I would get from reading at least the front page of the Times every day or every other day would outweigh the depression. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    I'm probably so out of it at my age that I don't know what people think. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    If I wrote in a sonnet form, I would be distorting. Or if I had some great new idea for line breaks and I used it in a poem, but it's really not right for that poem, but I wanted it, that would be distorting. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    It might be a bad thing, not to know what's going on in the world. I can't say I really approve of it. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    Many poets write books. They'll tell you: Well, I've got my next book, but there are two poems I need to write, one about x, one about y. This is a wonder to me. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    Maybe we can use a metaphor for it, out of dance. I think for many years I was aware of the need, in dance and in life, to breathe deeply and to take in more air than we usually take in. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    My poems - I don't even like the sound of that, in a way. Not that anyone else wrote them. But we know that only people who are really close to us care about our personal experience. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    So I did quit coffee and I did quit smoking. But I haven't managed that with drinking! Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    The amount of horror one used to hear about in one village could be quite extreme. But one might not have heard about all the other villages' horrors at the same time. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    The decision for me was whether to have "The Father" be a book that told a story - from the point of view of this speaker, the daughter - without, as in the earlier books, then having a section on something else and a section on something else. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    The older I get, the more I feel almost beautiful. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    Their spirits and their visions are embodied in their craft. And so is mine. It's not Jane Saw Puff. But the clarity of Jane Saw Puff is precious to me. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    There are some fine books and essays about that. Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and the role that society gives its writers - encouraging them to die. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    This creature of the poem may assemble itself into a being with its own centrifugal force. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    Well, "The Wellspring" was written from 1983 to 1986. And it had a section in the beginning that was poems that began from others' experience. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    Well, one thing I'm really interested in, when I'm writing, is being accurate. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF
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    When I quit all these things and said I didn't have any time, I meant I didn't have any time. Sharon Olds | Refcard PDF






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