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John Ashbery – 3 Quotes


3 Quotes by John Ashbery


I don’t look on poetry as closed works. I feel they’re going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.

– John Ashbery

There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.

– John Ashbery

The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be.

– John Ashbery