More From Mary Oliver
- "To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go."
- "Poetry isn’t a profession, it’s a way of life. It’s an empty basket; you put your life into it and make something out of that."
- "We all have a hungry heart, and one of the things we hunger for is happiness. So as much as I possibly could, I stayed where I was happy. I spent a great deal of time in my younger years just writing and reading, walking around the woods in Ohio, where I grew up."
More In Work
- "I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work."― Alvin Ailey
- "Men don’t and can’t live by exchanging articles, but by producing them. They don’t live by trade, but by work. Give up that foolish and vain title of Trades Unions; and take that of laborers Unions."― John Ruskin
- "Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."― Robert Fulghum