Kim Addonizio Famous Quotes & Sayings

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25 Kim Addonizio Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Kim Addonizio Sayings: Out there people are working and arguing and laughing, living their beautiful, terrible lives, falling Out there people are working and arguing and laughing, living their beautiful, terrible lives, falling in love and having babies and being bored out of their skulls and feeling depressed, then being consoled by some little thing like watching the patterns the light makes through the leaves of trees, casting shadows on the sidewalks.
I remember the line from that poem now.
Downward to darkness, on extended wings.
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Kim Addonizio Sayings: Robert Frost said, No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader. Robert Frost said, No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader.
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Kim Addonizio Sayings: 131/ Writing a novel is like having a baby. I know because I've had both, 131/ Writing a novel is like having a baby. I know because I've had both, and the experiences were hellish. By comparison, the torture of the damned - plunged into excrement, boiled in blood, beheaded, set upon by harpies - are like love nips from your yippy little dog.
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Kim Addonizio Sayings: And finallythe glass that contains and spills this stuff continuallywhile the drinker hunches before it, And finally
the glass that contains and spills this stuff continually
while the drinker hunches before it, while the bartender gathers
up empties, gives back the drinker's own face. Who knows what it looks like;
who cares whether or not it was young once, or ever lovely,
who gives a shit about some drunk rising to stagger toward
the bathroom, some man or woman or even lost
angel who recklessly threw it all over - heaven, the ether,
the celestial works - and said, Fuck it, I want to be human?
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Kim Addonizio Sayings: 82/ The truth is that writing is simply not reliable. You can't count on it 82/ The truth is that writing is simply not reliable. You can't count on it to be there just because you've made time for it. In fact, making space might make it disappear.
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Kim Addonizio Sayings: You Don't Know What Love IsBut you know how to raise it in me like You Don't Know What Love Is
But you know how to raise it in me
like a dead girl winched up from a river. How to
wash off the sludge, the stench of our past.
How to start clean. This love even sits up
and blinks; amazed, she takes a few shaky steps.
Any day now she'll try to eat solid food. She'll want
to get into the fast car, one low to the ground, and drive
to some cinderblock shithole in the desert
where she can drink and get sick and then
dance in nothing but her underwear. You know
where she's headed, you know she'll wake up
with an ache she can't locate and no money
and a terrible thirst. So to hell
with your warm hands sliding inside my shirt
and your tongue down my throat
like an oxygen tube. Cover me
in black plastic. Let the mourners through.
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Kim Addonizio Sayings: If your workshop praises a poem, don't think everyone is too nice to tell you If your workshop praises a poem, don't think everyone is too nice to tell you how terrible it really is. (If it is that kind of workshop, you should get out of it as soon as possible - honest feedback is the sign that people respect your writing and take it seriously.)
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Kim Addonizio Sayings: Love's merciless, the way it travels in and keeps emitting light. Love's merciless, the way it travels in and keeps emitting light.
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Kim Addonizio Sayings: Stolen Moments"What happened, happened once. So now it's bestin memory - an orange he sliced: Stolen Moments"

What happened, happened once. So now it's best
in memory - an orange he sliced: the skin
unbroken, then the knife, the chilled wedge
lifted to my mouth, his mouth, the thin
membrane between us, the exquisite orange,
tongue, orange, my nakedness and his,
the way he pushed me up against the fridge -
Now I get to feel his hands again, the kiss
that didn't last, but sent some neural twin
flashing wildly through the cortex. Love's
merciless, the way it travels in
and keeps emitting light. Beside the stove
we ate an orange. And there were purple flowers
on the table. And we still had hours.
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Kim Addonizio Sayings: Imagine a sentence as a hall with a series of doors. Each door is a Imagine a sentence as a hall with a series of doors. Each door is a possible way to use what you've already written to generate new material.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: You were a town with one pay phone and someone else was using it.You were You were a town with one pay phone and someone else was using it.
You were an ATM temporarily unable to dispense cash.
You were an outdated link and the server was down.
You were invisible to the naked eye.
You were the two insect parts per million allowed in peanut butter.
You were a car wash that me as dirty as when I pulled in.
You were twenty rotting bags of rice in the hold of a cargo plane sitting on the runway in a drought-riddled country.
You were one job opening for two hundred applicants and you paid minimum wage.
You were grateful for my submission but you just couldn't use it.
You weren't a Preferred Provider.
You weren't giving any refunds.
You weren't available for comment.
Your grave wasn't marked so I wandered the cementary for hours, part of the grass, part of the crumbling stones.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: Maybe you're one of those people who writes poems, but rarely reads them. Let me Maybe you're one of those people who writes poems, but rarely reads them. Let me put this as delicately as I can: If you don't read, your writing is going to suck.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: I want to walk like I'm the only woman on earth and I can have I want to walk like I'm the only woman on earth and I can have my pick.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: 156/ I'd be very good at being rich, but no one has offered to test 156/ I'd be very good at being rich, but no one has offered to test my talents in that department. ... New York was like a wealthy, handsome, intensely artistic, complex, slightly manic man who, for some inexplicable reason, was enthralled with me. Not that I ever met a man like that. Who needed men anyway? I'll take Manhattan.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: 66/ 'Two roads diverge in a yellow wood,' I think. It didn't ultimately matter which 66/ 'Two roads diverge in a yellow wood,' I think. It didn't ultimately matter which one you took; that was the real point of Frost's poem. The roads were pretty much the same. That stuff about the one less traveled making all the difference was bullshit.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: I want a red dress.I want it flimsy and cheap,I want it too tight, I I want a red dress.
I want it flimsy and cheap,
I want it too tight, I want to wear it
until someone tears it off me.
I want it sleeveless and backless,
this dress, so no one has to guess
what's underneath.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: 33/ Though now that I think about it, the workshop that day was probably focused 33/ Though now that I think about it, the workshop that day was probably focused on revision, as in Your First Draft Sucks and You Have a Thousand Do-Overs Before You Get It Right. Think of it this way: Build a city, then blow it up to save it. Invent a road to take you far out of town, then start over with one good brick.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: Love me like a wrong turn on a bad roadlate at night. Love me like a wrong turn on a bad road
late at night.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: All artists' work is autobiographical. Any writer's work is a map of their psyche. You All artists' work is autobiographical. Any writer's work is a map of their psyche. You can really see what their concerns are, what their obsessions are, and what interests them.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: This is your genius: your own profound desire to write. Your love of words and This is your genius: your own profound desire to write. Your love of words and language, your attempt to get to what poet Donald Hall called "the unsayable said." If
Kim Addonizio Sayings: I only want to walk a little longer in the cold blessing of the rain, I only want to walk a little longer in the cold blessing of the rain, and lift my face to it.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: I'm so in love with you I can't stand up. I'm so in love with you I can't stand up.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: The truth is that writing is simply not reliable. You can't count on it to The truth is that writing is simply not reliable. You can't count on it to be there just because you've made some space for it. In fact, making space might make it disappear. You tell yourself you can't write in the middle of your daily life, with all its distractions and commitments, and when you finally clear the decks, light off for someplace scenic or at least private, you sit there completely paralyzed. You have devoted yourself to writing, but it has not returned your devotion. If writing were a person, you would be in an abusive relationship. The healthy thing to do would be to get a restraining order and shut it right out of your heart.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: Today I found a twenty in the red-lined pocket of my wool coat. There's no Today I found a twenty in the red-lined pocket of my wool coat. There's no twenty-dollar bill in the red lining of my uterus.
Kim Addonizio Sayings: 59/ I walk into Summerville and no matter what my mood is it instantly drops 59/ I walk into Summerville and no matter what my mood is it instantly drops about thirty degrees.