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Quotations From ANNE SEXTON


 

  • Your hand is the outrageous redeemer.
    Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Letters to Dr. Y....."
  • I was only sitting here in my white study
    with the awful black words pushing me around.
    Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Madame Arrives in the Mail."

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  • Rejoice with the anchovy who darts in and out of salads.
    Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Seventh Psalm."
  • The driveway waited. The grass was mown.
    Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "The Taker."
  • the mother lies down on her marriage bed
    and eats up her heart like two eggs.
    Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "The Risk."

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  • For I could not read or speak and on the long nights I could not turn the moon off or count the lights of cars across the ceiling.
    Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Fourth Psalm."

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  • kill was tangled into her beginning.
    Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "End, Middle, Beginning."
  • I am not immortal. Faustus and I are the also-ran.
    Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Faustus and I...."
  • Your business is watching my words. But I
    admit nothing.
    Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Said the Poet to the Analyst."
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