Quotes by Anne Sexton

Oh demon within,I am afraid and seldom put my hand up to my mouth and stitch it upcovering you, smothering youfrom the public voyeury eyesof ...

Anne Sexton repression demons fear

I loved you many other timesand I have been, for months, trying to drown it,to push it under,to keep its great red tongueunder like a fish.. ...

Anne Sexton divorce love repression

Later,when blood and eggs and breasts dropped onto me,Daddy and his whiskey breathmade a long midnight visitin a dream that is not a dream.. ...

Anne Sexton child abuse spouse abuse repression

Hesitate in August.Be shy.Let your toes tremble in their sandals. ...

Anne Sexton August hesitation

They all see you when you least suspect.Out flat in your p.j.'s glowering at T.V. or at the oven gassing the cator at the Hotel 69 head to k ...

Anne Sexton paranoia quotidian

for it is dark,as dark as the leathery dead and I have lost my green Ford,my house in the suburbs,two little kidssucked up like pollen by th ...

Anne Sexton death loss

Remember The Shadow Knows?And he did. He could see me squatting there beside my sensible brown radio.And it goes on. ...

Anne Sexton knowledge paranoia voyeurism

I will be steel!I will build a steel bridge over my need! I will build a bomb shelter over my heart!But my future is a secret.It is as shy a ...

Anne Sexton resolve strength stoicism

Listen here. I've never played it safein spite of what the critics say. ...

Anne Sexton caution risk critics and criticism

In the thin classroom, where your facewas noble and your words were all things, I find this boily creature in your place.... ...

Anne Sexton schools

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