Thom Gunn Quotes

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We control the content of our dreams. -Thom Gunn
My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand. -Thom Gunn
Deep feeling doesn't make for good poetry. A way with language would be a bit of help. -Thom Gunn
Ginsberg's Collected Poems contains a wonderful poem about making it with Neal Cassady. -Thom Gunn
I haven't written anything in four years. I'm sort of dried up. -Thom Gunn
One joins the movement in a valueless world, Choosing it, till both hurler and the hurled, One moves as well, always toward, toward. -Thom Gunn
Direct me gods, whose changes are all holy, To where it flickers deep in grass, the moly. -Thom Gunn
How sociable the garden was. We ate and talked in given light. The children put their toys to grass All the warm wakeful August night. -Thom Gunn
I don't know how to sit outside myself and test against a hypothetical self who stayed home. -Thom Gunn
My thoughts are crowded with death and it draws so oddly on the sexual that I am confused to be attracted by, in effect, my own annihilation. -Thom Gunn
A literary influence is never just a literary influence. It's also an influence in the way you see everything - in the way you feel your life. -Thom Gunn
As humans we look at things and think about what we've looked at. We treasure it in a kind of private art gallery. -Thom Gunn
I don't think of sex as a self-destructive impulse. -Thom Gunn
I think most men, heterosexual and homosexual, enjoy being considered sexual objects. -Thom Gunn
I was much influenced by Jean-Paul Sartre. -Thom Gunn
I work best in rhyme and meter. I was most confident of myself in that way. -Thom Gunn
Many of my poems are not sexual. -Thom Gunn
We tend to put poems into factions. And it restricts our reading. -Thom Gunn
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