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Words bounce. Words, if you let them, will do what they want to do and what they have to do.
Words bounce. Words, if you let them, will do what they want to do and what they have to do.
Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief.
Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief.
To be running breathlessly, but not yet arrived, is itself delightful, a suspended moment of living hope.
To be running breathlessly, but not yet arrived, is itself delightful, a suspended moment of living hope.
A man moves through time. It means nothing except that, like a harpoon, once thrown he will arrive.
A man moves through time. It means nothing except that, like a harpoon, once thrown he will arrive.
Could you visit me in dreams? That would cheer me. Sweet to see friends in the night, however short the time.
Could you visit me in dreams? That would cheer me. Sweet to see friends in the night, however short the time.
One of the principle qualities of pain is that it demands an explanation.
One of the principle qualities of pain is that it demands an explanation.
If your way of life is writing, then everything that happens becomes a sentence.
If your way of life is writing, then everything that happens becomes a sentence.
It is easier to tell a story of how people wound one another than of what binds them together.
It is easier to tell a story of how people wound one another than of what binds them together.
When I desire you a part of me is gone...
When I desire you a part of me is gone…
Desire doubled is love and love doubled is madness.
Desire doubled is love and love doubled is madness.

10 Anne Carson Quotes About Life

Reality is a sound, you have to tune in to it not just keep yelling.
Reality is a sound, you have to tune in to it not just keep yelling.
It would be sweet to have a friend to tell things to at night, without the terrible sex price to pay.
It would be sweet to have a friend to tell things to at night, without the terrible sex price to pay.
Myths are stories about people who become too big for their lives temporarily, so that they crash into other lives or brush against gods. In crisis their souls are visible.
Myths are stories about people who become too big for their lives temporarily, so that they crash into other lives or brush against gods. In crisis their souls are visible.
Simply do something else and return to it later to find the problem wasn't a problem at all. Ruptures almost always lead to a stronger project.
Simply do something else and return to it later to find the problem wasn’t a problem at all. Ruptures almost always lead to a stronger project.
Each night about this time he puts on sadness like a garment and goes on writing.
Each night about this time he puts on sadness like a garment and goes on writing.
Give me a world, you have taken the world I was.
Give me a world, you have taken the world I was.
Sometimes a journey makes itself necessary.
Sometimes a journey makes itself necessary.
Sometimes I dream a sentence and write it down. It’s usually nonsense, but sometimes it seems a key to another world.
Sometimes I dream a sentence and write it down. It’s usually nonsense, but sometimes it seems a key to another world.
To feel anything deranges you. To be seen feeling anything strips you naked.
To feel anything deranges you. To be seen feeling anything strips you naked.
Language is what eases the pain of living with other people, language is what makes the wounds come open again.
Language is what eases the pain of living with other people, language is what makes the wounds come open again.

5 Anne Carson Quotes that will Make You Think

To live past the end of your myth is a perilous thing.
To live past the end of your myth is a perilous thing.
Time isn't made of anything. It is an abstraction. Just a meaning that we impose upon motion.
Time isn’t made of anything. It is an abstraction. Just a meaning that we impose upon motion.
The self forms at the edge of desire, and a science of self arises in the effort to leave that self behind.
The self forms at the edge of desire, and a science of self arises in the effort to leave that self behind.
'You remember too much,' my mother said to me recently. 'Why hold onto all that' And I said, 'where can I put it down'
‘You remember too much,’ my mother said to me recently. ‘Why hold onto all that?’ And I said, ‘where can I put it down?’
Under the seams runs the pain.
Under the seams runs the pain.

4 Anne Carson Quotes on Sexuality and Love

When an ecstatic is asked the question, What is it that love dares the self to do she will answer Love dares the self to leave itself behind, to enter into poverty.
When an ecstatic is asked the question, What is it that love dares the self to do? she will answer: Love dares the self to leave itself behind, to enter into poverty.

“Men know almost nothing about desire, they think it has to do with sexual activity or can be discharged that way. But sex is a substitute, like money or language. Sometimes I just want to stop seeing.”

Anne Carson

“Repression speaks about sex better than any other form of discourse or so the modern experts maintain. How do people get power over one another? is an algebraic question.”

Anne Carson

“The words we read and words we write never say exactly what we mean. The people we love are never just as we desire them. The two symbola never perfectly match. Eros is in between.”

Anne Carson

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