Charles Olson - Quotes

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Forgive me if I sleep until I wake up. ---->>>

I am happy to have some friends here in the kitchen. ---->>>

This morning of the small snow I count the blessings, the leak in the faucet which makes of the sink time, the drop of the water on water.

This morning of the small snow I count the blessings, the leak in the faucet which makes of the sink time, the drop of the water on water.

When will government cease being a nuisance to everybody? ---->>>

You can read everybody. It's not even interesting to tell the truth because to some extent it's false. ---->>>

I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire. ---->>>

I'm one of the cliches that has grown up. ---->>>

I'm sorry, but I was born with a towel on my head. ---->>>

I'm trying to climb up both walls at once. ---->>>

The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow. ---->>>

The poem, for me, is simply the first sound realized in the modality of being. ---->>>

We're all moving, moving, moving. Isn't it nice? ---->>>

You can do anything, literally, right? That's one of the exciting possibilities of the present. ---->>>

Atlantis will rise again. ---->>>

Fact is based upon vulgar matter. ---->>>

I don't live for poetry. I live far more than anybody else does. ---->>>

There is a grace of life which is still yours, my dear Europe. ---->>>

This country has been unconscious, and it's got to awake. That's my belief. ---->>>

You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble.

You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble.

I sound like Homer. I mean Winslow Homer. ---->>>

I hope you're representing the devil's advocate. ---->>>

I remember way back when I was young, 10 years ago. ---->>>

I was playing catch with the European audience. ---->>>

We all want what's been suddenly disallowed. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-27, 1910
Birthplace:
Die: 01-10, 1970
Occupation: Poet
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Charles Olson (27 December 1910 – 10 January 1970) was a second generation American poet who was a link between earlier figures such as Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the New American poets, which includes the New York School, the Black Mountain School, the Beat poets, and the San Francisco Renaissance (wikipedia)