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“Our masks, always in peril of smearing or cracking, in need of continuous checks in the mirror or silverware, keep us in thrall to ourselves, concerned with our surfaces.”
“She tended to be impatient with that sort of intellectual who, for all his brilliance, has never been able to arrive at the simple conclusion that to be reasonably happy you have to be reasonably good.”
“You write for the people in high school who ignored you. We all do it.”
“Poets are interested mostly in death and commas.”
“... women ... are the custodians of the world's best kept secret: / Merely the private lives of one-half of humanity.”
Carolyn Kizer, U.S. poet, Pulitzer winner, critic
(1924 - 2014)
Full name: Carolyn Ashley Kizer.