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James Broughton Quotes

I’m happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
James Broughton
Age, Happy, Child

Amazement awaits us at every corner.
James Broughton
Amazing, Corner, Amazement

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
James Broughton
Trust, Yourself, Individual

If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.
James Broughton
Act, Wants, Bitterness

Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
James Broughton
Truth, Matter, Desire

Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect.
James Broughton
Respect, India, Poet

For me, prose walks, poetry dances.
James Broughton
Poetry, Walks, Prose

If you don’t fill your days with love, you are wasting your life.
James Broughton
Life, Love, Days

A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living.
James Broughton
Life, Living, Born

Acclaim is a distraction.
James Broughton
Acclaim

Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies – as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
James Broughton
Movies, Child, Loved

My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls.
James Broughton
Aim, Issue, Major

True delicacy is not a fragile thing.
James Broughton
True, Fragile, Delicacy

I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made.
James Broughton
Personal, Films, Consider

My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.
James Broughton
Poetry, White, Films

Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
James Broughton
Poetry, Spiritual, Practice

The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses the gift of a whole lyric.
James Broughton
Whole, Joy, Gift

Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.
James Broughton
End, Sadness, Youth

And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts.
James Broughton
Acting, Vision, Theater

Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now.
James Broughton
Future, Keep, Past

Adversity is a stimulus.
James Broughton
Adversity, Stimulus

Consciousness is the glory of creation.
James Broughton
Creation, Glory

For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic.
James Broughton
Itself, Sing, Magic

I had a toy theater and a magic lantern, and when I was eight I built a stage for theatricals in the attic.
James Broughton
Stage, Magic, Theater

I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside.
James Broughton
Tough, Inside, Appear

I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing it in public.
James Broughton
Art, Public, Passion

I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion.
James Broughton
Often, Start, Order

In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.
James Broughton
Poetry, Few, University

Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors.
James Broughton
Born, Poets, Professors

Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.
James Broughton
Image, Ought, Admire

The American public does not know poets exist.
James Broughton
Public, Exist, Poets

The only limits are, as always, those of vision.
James Broughton
Vision, Limits

The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.
James Broughton
Poetry, Joy, Explosion

Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers.
James Broughton
Poetry, Today, Books

Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema.
James Broughton
Work, Theater, Cinema

Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing.
James Broughton
Good, Bad, Free

I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action.
James Broughton
Action, Afraid, Tried

My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one’s life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it.
James Broughton
Life, Love, Reality

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