Anne Sexton Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Anne Sexton quotes, Anne Sexton sayings, and Anne Sexton proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Depression is boring, I think and I would do better to make some soup and light up the cave. Anne Sexton
It is love that walks away and yet we have terrible mouths and soft milk hands. We worry with like. We walk away like love. Anne Sexton
It doesn't matter who my father was. It matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.  Anne Sexton
It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton
It is June. I am tired of being brave. Anne Sexton
The future is a fog that is still hanging out over the sea, a boat that floats home or does not. Anne Sexton
Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem. Anne Sexton
Jewels! Today each twig is important, each ring, each infection, each form is all that the gods must have meant. Anne Sexton
Nature is full of teeth that come in one by one, then decay, fall out Anne Sexton
A starving man doesn't ask what the meal is. Anne Sexton
Be careful of words, they can be both daisies and bruises. Anne Sexton
Daisies in water are the longest lasting flower you can give to someone. Fact. Buy daisies. Not roses. Anne Sexton
The place I live in is a kind of maze and I keep seeking the exit or the home. Anne Sexton
Here in front of the summer hotel the beach waits like an altar. Anne Sexton
If you meet a cross-eyed person you must plunge into the grass, alongside the chilly ants, fish through the green fingernails and come up with the four-leaf clover. Anne Sexton
Our eyes are full of terrible confessions. Anne Sexton
The womb is not a clock / nor a bell tolling, / but in the eleventh month of its life / I feel the November / of the body as well as of the calendar. / In two days it will be my birthday / and as always the earth is done with its harvest. Anne Sexton
It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton
Poor thing. To die and never see Brooklyn. Anne Sexton
The poet's job is to put into words those feelings we all have that are so deep, so important, and yet so difficult to name, to tell the truth in such a beautiful way, that people cannot live without it. Anne Sexton
Blue eyes wash off sometimes. Anne Sexton
It doesn't matter who my father was. It matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton
Sometimes the soul takes pictures of things it has wished for, but never seen. Anne Sexton
It doesn't matter who my father was, it matters who I remember he was. Anne Sexton
God owns heaven but He craves the earth. Anne Sexton
Live or die, but don't poison everything. Anne Sexton