The best Quotes by Denise Levertov

The best Quotes by Denise Levertov

Priscilla Denise Levertov (24 October 1923 – 20 December 1997) was a British-born naturalised American poet. She was a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry.

Grief is a hole you walk around in the daytime and at night you fall into it.
Both art and faith are dependent on imagination; both are ventures into the unknown.
Every day I hear enough to fill a year of nights with wondering.
In the dark I rest,
unready for the light which dawns
day after day,
eager to be shared.
Black silk, shelter me.
I need
more of the night before I open
eyes and heart
to illumination. I must still
grow in the dark like a root
not ready, not ready at all.
I long for poems of an inner harmony in utter contrast to the chaos in which they exist.
Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August.

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Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.
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You are going to lose people in your life.
And I realize that no matter how much you spent with them,
or how much you appreciated them and told them so,
it will never seem like it was enough.
38
Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.
35
The grief that does not speak whispers the o'erfraught heart and bids it break.
16
Because pieces of your heart clearly weigh more when they're sitting shattered at the bottom of your stomach.
3
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you'll never make it through the night.
5
Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see.
Conductor in The Polar Express
1
Sometimes I believe in as many as 6 impossible things before breakfast.
20
Philippe: "Tell me Driss, why do you think people are interested in art?"
Driss: "I don't know, it's a business?"
Philippe: "No. That's because it's the only thing one leaves behind."
Driss in Intouchables
9
The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
8
Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up.
Evey Hammond in V for Vendetta
8
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
12
That's the misery: Stupid people are so confident, the wise ones full of doubt.
9
Create your own path, hone your talent, be ready to show your talent, and don't doubt yourself.
2
The first poems I knew were nursery rhymes, and before I could read them for myself, I had come to love just the words of them, the words alone.
In the total darkness, poetry is still there, and it is there for you.
It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs: only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page.
1
I realise that it is August: the summer's last stand.
Sara Baume in A Line Made by Walking
1
August is the border between summer and autumn; it is the most beautiful month I know.
1
The quiet August noon has come;
A slumberous silence fills the sky;
The winds are still, the trees are dumb,
In glassy sleep the waters lie.
William Cullen Bryant - A Summer Ramble
Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.
31
I mean, they say dou die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.
11
Every second he breathed, the smell of the grass, the cool air on his face, was so precious: to think that people had years and years, time to waste, so much time it dragged, and he was clinging to each second.
9
After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
7
"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
6
It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
4
I want you to help them open... because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.
4
What other people think of you is none of your business.
24
If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
21
This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
6
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
5
The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
2
The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
4
I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
12
The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
30
Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
29
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
20
The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
14
Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
28
"Lost something?"
"Yes, my mind."
The dead are dead, and talking won't bring them back to life.
1
"It's no use fretting for what you can't get," croaked the raven. "Does being angry make any difference? Be sensible! What can you do about it?"
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