Washington isn’t a city, it’s an abstraction.
Category Archive: Dylan Thomas
There is only one position for an artist anywhere; and that is upright.
Don’t be too harsh to these poems until they’re typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
Every device there is in language is there to be used, if you will. Poets have got to enjoy themselves sometimes, and the twistings and convolutions of words, the inventions and contrivances, are all part of the joy that is part of the painful, voluntary work.
Go on thinking that you don’t need to be read and you’ll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need tom read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won’t feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party.
Somebody’s boring me. I think it’s me.
My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.
I’ve just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that’s the record.
But time has set its maggot on their track.
No honest writer today can possibly avoid being influenced by Freud through his pioneering work into the Unconscious and by the influence of those discoveries on the scientific, philosophic, and artistic work of his contemporaries: but not, by any means, necessarily through Freud’s own writing.