Facts about Mary Oliver

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Mary Oliver is a famous Poet from USA, he/she is 78 years old and still alive, born September 10, 1935.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Mary, under the main topic Wedding.

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Famous quotes by Mary Oliver (18)


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"When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms"
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"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work"
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"To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go"
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"Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that"
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"If I've done my work well, I vanish completely from the scene. I believe it is invasive of the work when you know too much about the writer"
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"As a child, what captivated me was reading the poems myself and realizing that there was a world without material substance which was nevertheless as alive as any other"
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"Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and wonderful about their writing - soften their roughest edges - to accommodate themselves toward a group response"
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"Almost anything is too much. I am trying in my poems to have the reader be the experiencer. I do not want to be there. It is not even a walk we take together"
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"So this is how you swim inward. So this is how you flow outwards. So this is how you pray"
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"I have a notebook with me all the time, and I begin scribbling a few words. When things are going well, the walk does not get anywhere; I finally just stop and write"
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"I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing"
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"In college, you learn how to learn. Four years is not too much time to spend at that"
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"I simply do not distinguish between work and play"
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"I was very careful never to take an interesting job. If you have an interesting job, you get interested in it"
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"When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms"
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"I worked probably 25 years by myself, just writing and working, not trying to publish much, not giving readings"
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"I have a notion that if you are going to be spiritually curious, you better not get cluttered up with too many material things"
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"My first two books are out of print and, okay, they can sleep there comfortably. It's early work, derivative work"


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