Theodore Huebner Roethke was an American poet, who rose to prominence in the 20th century. He is regarded as one of the most influential poets in the modern era. Roethke studied at the University of Michigan, from where he earned his bachelors and masters degrees. After a stint at Harvard University, he started teaching English in order to earn a living following the Great Depression and he taught at institutions like Lafayette College and Bennington College among others. He taught at the University of Washington as well but it was as a poet that he became famous and his first work was ‘Open House’ that was published in 1941. Some of his other noted works include ‘The Lost Son and Other Poems’, ‘Words for the Wind’, ‘Party at the Zoo’, ‘The Far Field’ and ‘Praise to the End’ among others. ‘The Waking’ is his most renowned work for which he was bestowed with the 1954 ‘Pulitzer Prize for Poetry’. Roethke had also won ‘The National Book Award for Poetry’ twice. Roethke was one of the great thinkers of the time. Here is a collection of thoughts and quotes by Theodore Roethke which have been excerpted from his works, writings and poems. Read on the famous collection of thoughts, sayings and quotes by Theodore Roethke.