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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Donald Justice on poetry, writing, courage, fear, inspiration, sonnets, poems and silence.

13 Famous Quotes By Donald Justice For Poetry Lovers

Donald Justice was an acclaimed American writer and poet who is acknowledged by various renowned writers as a legendary poet. He was interested in writing and received his doctorate in arts from the University of Iowa. He further became a teacher for the nation’s first creative writing graduation program at the University of Iowa. He also taught in various other renowned institutions including the University of Florida and Virginia. He published thirteen poetry collections that brought him various awards and accolades. He debuted in the literary world with his first collection of poems called ‘The Summer Anniversaries’ which brought him the ‘Lamont Poetry Prize’. His next notable work was ‘Selected Poems’ which brought him the ‘Pulitzer Prize for Poetry’. He was also honored with various grants from literary foundation likes ‘Guggenheim Foundation’ and ‘Rockefeller Foundation’. Justice is believed to have defined the way poetry should be and earns huge respect to teach the art of writing to some of the most popular poets in the world. Go through the quotes and sayings by Donald Justice which will teach you some of the most important lessons of life. Let us browse through the famous quotes and thoughts by Donald Justice.
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Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms they will not be Coming back to.

Donald Justice

Go then, O my inseperable, this once more,

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Come back now and help me with these verses. Whisper to me some beautiful secret that you remember from life.

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How shall I speak of Doom, and ours in special, But as of something altogether common?

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Donald justice: i often wonder about the others, where they are bound for on the voyage, what is the reason for their silence, was there some reason to go away?

Donald Justice

Nostalgias were peeled from it long ago.

Donald Justice

See how the fearful chandelier trembles above you each time you open your mouth to sing. Sing.

Donald Justice

The Thin Man I indulge myself In rich refusals. Nothing suffices. I hone myself to This edge. Asleep, I Am a horizon.

Donald Justice

The artist will have had his revenge for being made to wait, A revenge not only necessary but right and clever-- Simply to leave him out of the scene forever.

Donald Justice

If he could sleep on it. He would make his bed with white sheets And disappear into the white, Like a man diving, If he could be certain That the light Would not keep him awake, The light that reaches To the bottom.

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Soon the purple dark must bruise Lily and bleeding-heart and rose, And the little Cupid lose Eyes and ears and chin and nose

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There is no way to ease the burden. The voyage leads on from harm to harm, A land of others and of silence.

Donald Justice

Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms they will not be Coming back to.

Donald Justice