John Ashbery Quotes

All one glow, one mild laugh lasting ages. Some precision, he fumed into his soup.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Popular Songs."
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Imagine a painter crucified by his subject!
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic, novelist. The Painter (l. 25). . . Selected Poems [John Ashbery]. (1986) Penguin Books.
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The rare, Uninteresting specimen might still be putting out shoots, for all we know.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Crazy Weather."
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The extra worry began it—on the Blue blue mountain—she never set foot And then and there. Meanwhile the host Mourned her quiet tenure. They all stayed chatting. No one did much about eating.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Popular Songs."
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In a far recess of summer Monks are playing soccer.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "The Picture of Little J. A. in a Prospect of Flowers."
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The sky calls To the deaf earth. The proverbial disarray Of morning corrects itself as you stand up. You are wearing a text.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Crazy Weather."
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Like snow having second thoughts and coming back To be wary about this, to embellish that, as though life were a party At which work got done.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Punishing the Myth."
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Her tongue from previous ecstasy Releases thoughts like little hats.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "The Picture of Little J. A. in a Prospect of Flowers."
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Therefore bivouac we On this great, blond highway, unimpeded by Veiled scruples, worn conundrums. Morning is Impermanent. Grab sex things, swing up Over the horizon like a boy On a fishing expedition.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Daffy Duck in Hollywood."
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In time even the rocks will grow. And if you have curled and dandled Your innocence once too often, what attitude isn't then really yours?
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Punishing the Myth."
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