William Stafford Quotes

William Stafford Quotes: Keep a journal, and don't assume that your work has to accomplish anything worthy: artists and peace-workers are in it for the long haul, and not to be judged by immediate results.
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William Stafford Quote: Others may be able to accept standards from another, but an artist is a person who decides.
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Quotes about William Stafford: I have this feeling of wending my way or plundering through a mysterious jungle of possibilities when I am writing. This jungle has not been explored by previous writers. It never will be explored. It's endlessly varying as we progress through the experience of time. These words that occur to me come out of my relation to the language which is developing even as I am using it.
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Quote about William Stafford: I heard a bird congratulating itself all day for being a jay. Nobody cared. But it was glad all over again, and said so, again.
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William Stafford Sayings: Some people are blinded by their experience. Soldiers know how important war is. Owners of slaves learn every day how inferior subject peoples are.
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William Stafford Saying: Everyone is born a poet - a person discovering the way words sound and work, caring and delighting in words. I just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing. The real question is: Why did other people stop?
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Sayings about William Stafford: Language can do what it can't say.
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Saying about William Stafford: It is as if the ordinary language we use every day has a hidden set of signals, a kind of secret code.
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William Stafford Quotes: I am not learning definitions as established in even the latest dictionaries. I am not a dictionary-maker. I am a person a dictionary-maker has to contend with. I am a living evidence in the development of language.
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William Stafford Quote: I have a feeling that art is something you do for yourself, and that any time you turn your decisions over to someone else you're postponing at best, your own development. The atmosphere of the workshop should be that of trying out one's own work and accepting the signals from others but not accepting the dictation of others because that is a violation of the spirit of art. Art can't be done by somebody else, it has got to be done by the artist.
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Quotes about William Stafford: My question is
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Quote about William Stafford: Let the bucket of memory down into the well, bring it up. Cool, cool minutes. No one stirring, no plans. Just being there.
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