Anne Sexton Quotes

“Everyone in me is a bird I am beating all my wings”
Anne Sexton, Love Poems
“I am a collection of dismantled almosts.”
Anne Sexton, Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters
“Only my books anoint me, and a few friends, those who reach into my veins.”
Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems
“Love? Be it man. Be it woman. It must be a wave you want to glide in on, give your body to it, give your laugh to it, give, when the gravelly sand takes you, your tears to the land. To love another is something like prayer and cant be planned, you just fall into its arms because your belief undoes your disbelief.”
Anne Sexton, The Complete Poems
“All I wanted was a little piece of life, to be married, to have children.... I was trying my damnedest to lead a conventional life, for that was how I was brought up, and it was what my husband wanted of me. But one cant build little white picket fences to keep the nightmares out.”
Anne Sexton
“Do you like me?” No answer. Silence bounced, fell off his tongue and sat between us and clogged my throat. It slaughtered my trust. It tore cigarettes out of my mouth. We exchanged blind words, and I did not cry, I did not beg, but blackness filled my ears, blackness lunged in my heart, and something that had been good, a sort of kindly oxygen, turned into a gas oven.”
Anne Sexton
“Perhaps I am no one. True, I have a body and I cannot escape from it. I would like to fly out of my head, but that is out of the question.”
Anne Sexton
“The joy that isnt shared dies young.”
Anne Sexton