James Broughton Quotes

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James Broughton Quotes

Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.
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It was as important to live poetically as to write poems.

— James Broughton

Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing.

— James Broughton

True delicacy is not a fragile thing.

— James Broughton

I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.

— James Broughton

If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.

— James Broughton

Amazement awaits us at every corner.

— James Broughton

Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.

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Adversity is a stimulus.

— James Broughton

Consciousness is the glory of creation.

— James Broughton

And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts.

— James Broughton

Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.

— James Broughton

The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.

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A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living.

— James Broughton

I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion.

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Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect.

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Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.

— James Broughton

Acclaim is a distraction.

— James Broughton

For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic.

— James Broughton

My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls.

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My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one's life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it.

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Follow your own weird.

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Life's major challenge: getting reborn often enough.

— James Broughton

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