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10 Meaningful Quotes By Adrian Mitchell

Quick Facts

Famous As: Poet

Born On: October 24, 1932

Died On: December 20, 2008

Born In: Hampstead Heath

Died At Age: 76

Adrian Mitchell was a famous English novelist, playwright, and poet. He was also a journalist and one of the pivotal figures on the British Left. He was a pre-eminent poet of the anti-Bomb movement of the country for almost five decades. He received a number of awards and accolades for his writings, works, thoughts, and poetry including, ‘Tokyo Festival Television Film Award,’ ‘Eric Gregory Award’ and ‘PEN Translation Prize.’ Some of his noteworthy works include, ‘Umpteen Pockets,’ ‘Come On Everybody: Poems,’ ‘Heart on The Left,’ ‘For Beauty Douglas,’ ‘Tyger: A Celebration Based on the Life and Works William Blake,’ ‘If You See Me Comin,’ besides various others. Take a look at our collection of meaningful quotations and sayings by Adrian Mitchell which have been extracted from the vast sea of his poems, novels, writings, thoughts and life. Scroll through the popular thoughts and quotes by Adrian Mitchell.

I know a lie when I hear one.

Adrian Mitchell

Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.

Adrian Mitchell

There have always been poets who performed. Blake sang his Songs of Innocence and Experience to parties of friends.

Adrian Mitchell

I don't like writing essays or theory.

Adrian Mitchell

Most people ignore most poetry because poetry ignores most people.

Adrian Mitchell

I want to speak, to sing to total strangers. It's my way of talking to the world.

Adrian Mitchell

Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.

Adrian Mitchell

Written poetry is different. Best thing is to see it in performance first, then read it. Performance is more provocative.

Adrian Mitchell

I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.

Adrian Mitchell

I use the language I use to my friends. They wouldn't believe me if I used some high-flown literary language. I want them to believe me.

Adrian Mitchell