Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
Category Archive: Marianne Moore
Superior people never make long visits.
There never was a war that was not inward.
When one cannot appraise out of one’s own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through his regions of enchantment without having a critic, forever, like the old man of the sea, upon his back.
I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it.
Psychology which explains everything explains nothing, and we are still in doubt.
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.
The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.
Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage.