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A collection of famous thoughts and quotes by Al Purdy on poems, testimonial, mind, triumph, soul, religion, suicide, rent, rooms, survival, time, age, atheism, people, and unhappy.

9 Notable Quotes By Al Purdy

Born On: December 30, 1918
Died On: April 21, 2000
Born In: Quinte West
Died At Age: 81

Al Purdy was a famed Canadian free verse poet, writer, and editor. His writing career spanned more than five decades. He expressed his thoughts, opinions and experiences through his writings and works which include one novel, thirty-nine poetry books, four correspondence books, and two volumes of memoirs, besides the works that were published posthumously. He is distinguished as canada's ‘unofficial poet laureate.’ Some of his noteworthy works include, ‘Beyond Remembering,’ ‘A Splinter in The Heart,’ ‘In Search of Owen Roblin,’ ‘The Cariboo Horses,’ ‘The Woman on The Shore,’ ‘Wild Grapevine,’ etc. We have created a treasury of popular quotes and sayings by Al Purdy, which have been amassed from his writings, novels, poems, thoughts, prose, journals, works, and life. Let us browse through the pearls of wisdom in form of quotes and thoughts by Al Purdy.

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At a certain age you're always uncertain how other people will take you.

Al Purdy

I'm not religious in any formal sense, not in any God sense.

Al Purdy

I was desperately unhappy trying to adjust to the world.

Al Purdy

In my own mind, I was sort of a desperate kid.

Al Purdy

I started writing when I was about thirteen.

Al Purdy

I don't think I do have a soul.

Al Purdy

For me, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, or for flowers or beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive.

Al Purdy

Things were so bad we ate rabbits that neighbours had run over and gave to us because they knew we were broke.

Al Purdy

'A collected poems' is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival.

Al Purdy