The best Quotes by W. S. Merwin

The best Quotes by W. S. Merwin

William Stanley Merwin (September 30, 1927 – March 15, 2019) was an American poet who wrote more than fifty books of poetry and prose and produced many works in translation.

On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree.
I needed my mistakes in their order to get me here.
The Moon Before Morning
The story of each stone leads back to a mountain.
Poetry is a way of looking at the world for the first time.
Tell me what you see vanishing and I will tell you who you are.
Now all my teachers are dead except silence.
I have been younger in October than in all the months of spring.

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Hawaii is paradise. It sounds cheesy to say it, but there's music in the air there.
Hawaii is the only place I know where they lay flowers on you while you are alive.
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I don't want to be a tree; I want to be its meaning.
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Everything that made that giant tree is already contained inside this tiny little seed. All it needs is some time, a little bit of sunshine and rain, and voilá!
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But there are mistakes that are necessary. Sometimes you have to die a little bit to get back to live a little longer.
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I make mistakes like the next man. In fact, being - forgive me - rather cleverer than most men, my mistakes tend to be correspondingly huger.
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Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
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Fate is called as such, for it cannot be changed, nor can it be reversed. It can only but be accepted.
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No matter how the wind howls, the mountain cannot bow to it.
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Sand is overrated. It's just tiny, little rocks.
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The best way to treat obstacles is to use them as stepping-stones. Laugh at them, tread on them, and let them lead you to something better.
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For poetry, more than any other art, except music, has a compelling hold upon the spiritual side of life.
Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready.
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Silence is so freaking loud.
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October is a symphony of permanence and change.
October is crisp days and cold nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.
After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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"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."
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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.
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What other people think of you is none of your business.
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If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
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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.
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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
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The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
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The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
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The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
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