Quotes by Anne Sexton

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Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928 October 4, 1974), born Anne Gray Harvey, was an American poet and writer. more

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It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.

The sea is mother-death and she is a mighty female, the one who wins, the one who sucks us all up.
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.
God owns heaven but He craves the earth.
Oh, darling, let your body in, let it tie you in, in comfort
Here in the hospital, I say, that is not my body, not my body. I am not here for the doctors to read like a recipe.
I am still divorcing him, adding up the crimes Of how he came to me, how he left me.

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