32 Inspiring Thoughts By Charles Simic
Charles Simic is a Serbian-American professor and poet, regarded as one of the leading poets of the 20th century. Simic grew up in the city of Belgrade, which at the time was in Yugoslavia and being a part of the displaced population had a profound effect on him as a child. In 1954, Simic moved to the United States when he was 16 and later he attained his bachelor’s degree from New York University. His rise to prominence as a poet begun at some point in the 1970s and the readers were particularly captivated with his minimalistic brand of poetry. His first poetry collection ‘What the Grass Says’ was published in 1967 and he has grown in stature ever since. Some of his better known poetry collections include ‘Selected Poems 1963-1983’, ‘The World Doesn’t End’, ‘Biography and a Lament’, ‘Classic Ballroom Dances’, ‘Dismissing the Silence’, ‘Weather Forecast for Utopia and Vicinity’, ‘Nine Poems’ and ‘Unending Blues’ among others. He won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry ‘The World Doesn’t End’ and has also been awarded the Wallace Stevens Award in 2007. His writings, essays, sayings and quotes are a work of art. We have put together a collection of some of Charles Simic’s notable quotes. Many of these quotes and sayings have been excerpted from his writings, poems and thoughts.