Carol Ann Duffy Quotes

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Carol Ann Duffy Quotes

The poem is a form of texting ... its the original text. Its a perfecting of a feeling in language - its a way of saying more with less, just as texting is.
— Carol Ann Duffy —

The stars are filming us for no one.

— Carol Ann Duffy

Better off dead than giving in; not taking what you want.

— Carol Ann Duffy

Love's language starts, stops, starts;
the right words flowing or clotting in the heart.

— Carol Ann Duffy

You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart.

— Carol Ann Duffy

It's always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more male-dominated, unlike poetry, which is more equal.

— Carol Ann Duffy

I always say that I'll have a go and see whether the poem works and if it does, then fine.

— Carol Ann Duffy

If I felt, in the event of a royal wedding, inspired to write about people coming together in marriage or civil partnership, I would just be grateful to have an idea for the poem. And if I didn't, I'd ignore it.

— Carol Ann Duffy

A whole wall was crimson, gold, aglow with books
Words, words were truly alive on the tongue, in the head
Warm, beating, frantic, winged; music and blood.

— Carol Ann Duffy

I Remember Me
There are not enough faces. Your own gapes back
at you on someone else, but paler, then the moment
when you see the next one and forget yourself.
It must be dreams that makes us different, must be
private cells inside a common skull.
One has the other's look and has another memory.
Despair stares out from tube-trains at itself
running on the platform for the closing door.
Everyone you meet is telling wordless barefaced truths.
Sometimes the crowd yields one you put a name to,
snapping fiction into fact. Mostly your lover passes in the rain and does not know you when you speak.

— Carol Ann Duffy

Time hates love, wants love poor,/but love spins gold, gold, gold from straw.

— Carol Ann Duffy

As anyone who has the slightest knowledge of my work knows, I have little in common with Larkin, who was tall, taciturn and thin-on-top, and unlike him I laugh, nay, sneer, in the face of death. I will concede one point: we are both lesbian poets.

— Carol Ann Duffy

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