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Born in October 27, 1914 / Died in November 9, 1953 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gently into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction.
But time has set its maggot on their track.
There is only one position for an artist anywhere; and that is upright.
The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it.
Wales is the land of my fathers. And my fathers can have it.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
Go on thinking that you don't need to be read and you'll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need tom read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won't feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party.
I hold a beast, an angel and a madman in me, and my enquiry is as to their working, and my problem is their subjugation and victory, downthrow and upheaval, and my effort is their self-expression.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.
Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.
A born writer is born scrofulous; his career is an accident dictated by physical or circumstantial disabilities.
I went on all over the States, ranting poems to enthusiastic audiences that, the week before, had been equally enthusiastic about lectures on Railway Development or the Modern Turkish Essay.
Though lovers be lost love shall not.
Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great.
Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
Dylan talked copiously, then stopped. 'Somebody's boring me,' he said, 'I think it's me.'
I've just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that's the record.
When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.
An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do.
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower. Drives my green age that blasts the roots of trees is my destroyer.