John Ashbery Quotes

John Ashbery Quotes: Things can harden meaningfully in the moment of indecision
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John Ashbery Quote: We might realize that the present moment may be one of an eternal or sempiternal series of moments, all of which will resemble it because, in some ways, they are the present, and won't in other ways, because the present will be the past by that time.
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Quotes about John Ashbery: Much that is beautiful must be discarded So that we may resemble a taller Impression of ourselves.
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Quote about John Ashbery: Life is beautiful. He who reads that As in the window of some distant, speeding train Knows what he wants, and what will befall.
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John Ashbery Sayings: Sometimes a musical phrase would perfectly sum upThe mood of a moment. One of those lovelorn sonatasFor wind instruments was riding past on a solemn white horse.Everybody wondered who the new arrival was.
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John Ashbery Saying: It is because everything is relativeThat we shall never see in that sphere of pure wisdom andEntertainment much more than groping shadows of an incompleteFormer existence so close it burns like the mouth thatCloses down over all your effort like the momentOf death
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Sayings about John Ashbery: And we may be led, then, upward through morePowerful forms of poetry, past columnsWith peeling posters on them, to the country of indifference.Meanwhile if the swell diapasons, bloomsUnhappily and too soon, the little people are nonetheless real.
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Saying about John Ashbery: Imagine a painter crucified by his subject!
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John Ashbery Quotes: A perfect example of the new republic's urge to drape itself with the togas of classical respectability.
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John Ashbery Quote: And just as there are no words for the surface, that is,No words to say what it really is, that it is notSuperficial but a visible core, then there isNo way out of the problem of pathos vs. experience.
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Quotes about John Ashbery: And the wayThough discontinuous, and intermittent, sometimesNot heard of for years at a time, did,Nonetheless, move up, although, to his surpriseIt was inside the house,And always getting narrower.
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Quote about John Ashbery: In the increasingly convincing darkness The words become palpable, like a fruit That is too beautiful to eat.
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John Ashbery Sayings: We are prisoners of the world's demented sink.The soft enchantments of our years of innocenceAre harvested by accredited experienceOur fondest memories soon turn to poisonAnd only oblivion remains in season.
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John Ashbery Saying: Most reckless things are beautiful in some way, and recklessness is what makes experimental art beautiful, just as religions are beautiful because of the strong possibilities that they are founded on nothing.
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Sayings about John Ashbery: What I like about music is its ability to be convincing, to carry an argument through successfully to the finish, though the terms of the argument remain unknown quantities.
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Saying about John Ashbery: The soul is not a soul, Has no secret, is small, and it fits Its hollow perfectly: its room, our moment of attention.
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John Ashbery Quotes: Life is not at all what you might think it to be A simple tale where each thing has its history It's much more than its scuffle and anything goes Both evil and good, subject to the same laws.
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John Ashbery Quote: The first year was like icing. Then the cake started to show through ...
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