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Born in August 26, 1908 / Died in November 17, 1995 / United States / English

Quotes by Marguerite Young

I'm quite sure that most writers would sustain real poetry if they could, but it takes devotion and talent.
If you understand hallucination and illusion, you don't blindly follow any leader. You must know if the person is sane or insane, over the abyss.
Dreiser... I love... and almost wouldn't speak to anyone who ever attacked him.
I never thought of myself as either a woman or a man. I thought of myself as a person who was born to a writer, who was doomed to be a writer.
The first money I ever had was when I received an award from the American Association of University Women.
All my writing is about the recognition that there is no single reality. But the beauty of it is that you nevertheless go on, walking towards utopia, which may not exist, on a bridge which might end before you reach the other side.
I've been willing to go for years without publishing. That's been my career.
I think most people don't like others who, without a voice of their own, emulate the other. I certainly don't want anybody just to pick up my thoughts and hand them back to me.
Some of the poetic writers who insert passages of realism in their texts have no underlying philosophy to uphold them, and revert to realism.
All creatures are flawed, but out of the flaw may come the universe.
I never fantasized or invented a thing, not one thing. I knew every single thing I ever wrote about.
Life has no beginning, middle or end.
When the dream came into being, I always pursued it.
I believe that all my work explores the human desire or obsession for utopias, and the structure of all my works is the search for utopias lost and rediscovered.
At the age of 18 all young poets are sure they will be dead at 21 - of old age.
I would say my theme has always been paradise lost, always the lost cause, the lost leader, the lost utopia.
I don't believe there can be a poetic novel without political consciousness. I have a strong political conscience.
Is it experimental to have been influenced by the Bible? By Saint Augustine?
If you know anything about James Whitcomb Riley, you know that Little Orphan Annie is one of the most fantastic characters who ever lived in America before Charlie Chaplin.
I think there is a rage against women. I've come to see that now although at the time I did not notice it. I was preoccupied with my teaching and my writing.
If you don't have obsessions, don't write. my characters are obsessed.
I would teach from nine to four, sleep an hour, and write from six until midnight, night after night.
All the books I have written have been one book, from the beginning.
A lawyer I once knew told me of a strange case, a suffragette who had never married. After her death, he opened her trunk and discovered 50 wedding gowns.
The first poem I ever wrote, about loss, when I was 5 years old, expressed the themes of everything I would ever write.