Anne Sexton Quotes (62 quotes)
With Mercy for the Greedy - All My Pretty Ones (1962)
The awful rowing toward God (1975), p. 81
As quoted by Erica Jong, in Into the lion's den in The Guardian (26 October 2000)
Elegy in the Classroom - To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960)
The Double Image - To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960)
The Division of Parts - To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960)
“Fact: death too is in the egg.
Fact: the body is dumb, the body is meat.
And tomorrow the O.R. Only the summer was sweet.”
The Operation - All My Pretty Ones (1962)
Letter Written on a Ferry While Crossing Long Island Sound - All My Pretty Ones (1962)
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Picture Source: WikipediaAnne Sexton
Born: November 9, 1928
Died: October 4, 1974 (aged 45)
Bio: Anne Sexton was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967. Themes of her poetry include her suicidal tendencies, long battle against depression and various intimate details from her private life, including her relationships with her husband and children.
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