Frases de Anne Sexton

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Anne Sexton

Data de nascimento: 9. Novembro 1928
Data de falecimento: 4. Outubro 1974
Outros nomes: Anne Sextonová

Anne Sexton foi uma escritora estadunidense conhecida por sua poesia confessional bastante pessoal. Ela venceu o Prémio Pulitzer de Poesia em 1967. Os temas de seus poemas incluem sua longa batalha contra a depressão, suas tendências suicidas e vários detalhes íntimos de sua vida privada, incluindo seu relacionamento com familiares. Após de várias tentativas, ela acabou tirando a própria vida em 1974.


„Não importa quem foi meu pai; importa quem eu me lembro que ele foi.“

„Sua boca e seu ânus são um.“


„A língua, dizem os chineses, é como uma faca afiada: mata sem tirar sangue.“ The Awful Rowing Toward God (1975)

„She is so naked and singular
She is the sum of yourself and your dream.
Climb her like a monument, step after step.
She is solid.
As for me, I am a watercolor.
I wash off.

(For My Lover, Returning To His Wife)“
Selected Poems

„As it has been said:
Love and a cough
cannot be concealed.
Even a small cough.
Even a small love.“

„Watch out for intellect,
because it knows so much it knows nothing
and leaves you hanging upside down,
mouthing knowledge as your heart
falls out of your mouth.“
The Complete Poems

„Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.“

„Anne, I don't want to live.... Now listen, life is lovely, but I Can't Live It. I can't even explain. I know how silly it sounds... but if you knew how it Felt. To be alive, yes, alive, but not be able to live it. Ay that's the rub. I am like a stone that lives... locked outside of all that's real.... Anne, do you know of such things, can you hear???? I wish, or think I wish, that I were dying of something for then I could be brave, but to be not dying, and yet... and yet to [be] behind a wall, watching everyone fit in where I can't, to talk behind a gray foggy wall, to live but to not reach or to reach wrong... to do it all wrong... believe me, (can you?)... what's wrong. I want to belong. I'm like a jew who ends up in the wrong country. I'm not a part. I'm not a member. I'm frozen.“ Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters


„As for me, I am a watercolor.
I wash off.“

„I am stuffing your mouth with your
promises and watching
you vomit them out upon my face.“
The Complete Poems

„Even so, I must admire your skill.
You are so gracefully insane.“

„I am alone here in my own mind.
There is no map
and there is no road.
It is one of a kind
just as yours is.“


„I like you; your eyes are full of language."

[Letter to Anne Clarke, July 3, 1964. ]“

„Live or die, but don't poison everything.“

„I am a collection of dismantled almosts.“ Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters

„Only my books anoint me,
and a few friends,
those who reach into my veins.“
The Complete Poems

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