Find the best quotes by Charles Olson.
I’m sorry, but I was born with a towel on my head.
I’m one of the cliches that has grown up.
You can read everybody. It’s not even interesting to tell the truth because to some extent it’s false.
You can do anything, literally, right? That’s one of the exciting possibilities of the present.
We’re all moving, moving, moving. Isn’t it nice?
We all want what’s been suddenly disallowed.
This morning of the small snow I count the blessings, the leak in the faucet which makes of the sink time, the drop of the…
This country has been unconscious, and it’s got to awake. That’s my belief.
The poem, for me, is simply the first sound realized in the modality of being.
The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow.
I’m trying to climb up both walls at once.
I was playing catch with the European audience.
I sound like Homer. I mean Winslow Homer.
I remember way back when I was young, 10 years ago.
I hope you’re representing the devil’s advocate.
I don’t live for poetry. I live far more than anybody else does.
I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire.
Fact is based upon vulgar matter.
Atlantis will rise again.
You don’t help people in your poems. I’ve been trying to help people all my life – that’s my trouble.
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