Donald Hall Quotes

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Donald Hall Quotes

The greatest kindness would put a bullet in his bright eye.
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Worship is not love.

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I live in the house my great-grandfather moved to in 1865 ... I spent all my summers here as a kid haying with my grandfather, and it was my favorite place in the world.

— Donald Hall

Divorce was miserable, as it always is, and we divorce for the same reasons we marry.

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Not everything in old age is grim. I haven't walked through an airport for years, and wheelchairs are the way to travel.

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I would work until I got stuck, and I would put it down and pick up something else. I might be able to take a 20-minute nap and get to work again. That way, I was able to work about 10 hours a day ... It was important to me to work every day. I managed to work on Christmas day, just to be able to say I worked 365 days a year.

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Obviously, death is ahead of me. I don't look forward to dying one little bit. But, you know, I simply don't worry about it because it's going to happen to me as it does to anybody.

— Donald Hall

On September twentieth every year, I got to choose my menu - meatloaf, corn niblets, and rice were followed by candles on chocolate cake with vanilla icing and a scoop of Brock-Hall ice cream.

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Poetry offers works of art that are beautiful, like paintings, which are my second favorite work of the art, but there are also works of art that embody emotion and that are kind of school for feeling. They teach how to feel, and they do this by the means of their beauty of language.

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When I lived summers at my grandparents' farm, haying with my grandfather from 1938 to 1945, my dear grandmother Kate cooked abominably. For noon dinners, we might eat three days of fricasseed chicken from a setting hen that had boiled twelve hours.

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To grow old is to lose everything. Aging, everybody knows it. Even when we are young, we glimpse it sometimes, and nod our heads when a grandfather dies. Then we row for years on the midsummer pond, ignorant and content.

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Baseball is fathers and sons. Football is brothers beating each other up in the backyard.

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If our goal is to write poetry, the only way we are likely to be any good is to try to be as great as the best.

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The form of free verse is as binding and as liberating as the form of a rondeau.

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I wish you were that birch rising from the clump behind you, and I the gray oak alongside.

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