Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Diane Wakoski
(1937-____) born on
Aug 3
US poet. "She is one of America's most prolific poets, having published more than twenty full length collections and more than forty books, including "The Collected Greed, Parts 1-13," 1984."

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F
"Learning to live with what you're born with
is the process,
the involvement,
the making of a life."

R
Poems come from incomplete knowledge.
A
Poems reveal secrets when they are analyzed. The poet's pleasure in finding ingenious ways to enclose her secrets should be matched by the reader's pleasure in unlocking and revealing these secrets.
N
I write in the first person because I have always wanted to make my life more interesting than it was.
K
"The best young writers are convinced they need blurbs from famous writers before an editor will even read the first page of a manuscript. If this is true, then the editorial system that prevails today stinks. And let's start reforming it."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."
R: ""With Words," "The Motorcycle Betrayal Poems," 1971."
A: "In "Writers Digest," 1991."
N: ""The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women," eds, Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, 1985."
K: "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."


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