Quotes by Derek Walcott

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Derek Walcott, courtesy of the Nobel Foundation

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Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.

The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.
I try to forget what happiness was, and when that don't work, I study the stars.