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Quotable - Mary Oliver, born 10 September 1935
Mary Oliver Quote by Lisa Congdon

Quotable - Mary Oliver, born 10 September 1935

Mary Oliver Quote by Lisa Congdon

— 1 week ago with 96 notes
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"Poetry isn’t a profession, it’s a way of life. It’s an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that."
Mary Oliver
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Literary Birthday - 10 September
Happy Birthday, Mary Oliver, born 10 September 1935
The 12 Most Inspiring Mary Oliver Quotes
Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
In college, you learn how to learn. Four years is not too much time to spend at that.
To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Listen. Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?
Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and wonderful about their writing - soften their roughest edges - to accommodate themselves toward a group response.
You can have the other words—chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I’ll take grace. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’ll take it.
If I’ve done my work well, I vanish completely from the scene. I believe it is invasive of the work when you know too much about the writer.
I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.
Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.
Oliver is an American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times described her as America’s best-selling poet.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Literary Birthday - 10 September

Happy Birthday, Mary Oliver, born 10 September 1935

The 12 Most Inspiring Mary Oliver Quotes

  1. Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
  2. Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
  3. In college, you learn how to learn. Four years is not too much time to spend at that.
  4. To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
  5. To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.
  6. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
  7. Listen. Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?
  8. Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and wonderful about their writing - soften their roughest edges - to accommodate themselves toward a group response.
  9. You can have the other words—chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I’ll take grace. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’ll take it.
  10. If I’ve done my work well, I vanish completely from the scene. I believe it is invasive of the work when you know too much about the writer.
  11. I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.
  12. Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.

Oliver is an American poet who has won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. The New York Times described her as America’s best-selling poet.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

— 1 year ago with 63 notes
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"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable."
Mary Oliver
— 1 year ago with 196 notes
#Mary Oliver  #Quotes  #Poetry  #Lit