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Best Famous Randall Jarrell Quotes

Best famous Randall Jarrell quotes. Find, read, and share the best famous quotations by Randall Jarrell. These are the most popular quotations and best examples of quotes by Randall Jarrell.

Famous Randall Jarrell Quotes

Quote Left In bombers named for girls, we burned The cities we had learned about in school—... Quote Right
Quote Left We died like aunts of pets or foreigners. Quote Right
Quote Left I wrung from the darkness—that the darkness flung me— Is worthless as ignorance: nothing comes from nothing,... Quote Right
Quote Left It was not dying: everybody died. Quote Right
Quote Left One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child. Quote Right
Quote Left But be, as you have been, my happiness... Quote Right
Quote Left It is like any other work of art. It is and never can be changed. Behind everything there is always The unknown unwanted life. Quote Right
Quote Left But really no one is exceptional, No one has anything, I'm anybody,... Quote Right
Quote Left They said, 'Here are the maps'; we burned the cities. It was not dying—no, not ever dying;... Quote Right
Quote Left The blind date that has stood you up: your life. Quote Right
Quote Left A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times. Quote Right
Quote Left The head withdraws into its hatch (a boy's), The engines rise to their blind laboring roar,... Quote Right
Quote Left They said, "Here are the maps"; we burned the cities. It was not dying—no, not ever dying;... Quote Right