30 Quotes Of David Hirst

1. About women

David Hirst quote about women

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

2. About books

David Hirst quote about books

Books are the mirrors of the soul.

3. About food

David Hirst quote about food

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

4. About men

David Hirst quote about men

Why are women… so much more interesting to men than men are to women?

5. About honesty

David Hirst quote about honesty

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.

6. About writing

David Hirst quote about writing

Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.

7. About women

David Hirst quote about women

As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.

8. About life

David Hirst quote about life

When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?

9. About confidence

David Hirst quote about confidence

The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.

10. About clichés

David Hirst quote about clichés

As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.

11. About calming

David Hirst quote about calming

No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.

12. About growing-up

David Hirst quote about growing-up

Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.

13. About clouds

David Hirst quote about clouds

There was a star riding through clouds one night, & I said to the star, ‘Consume me’.

14. About sadness

David Hirst quote about sadness

Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy.

15. About anonymous

David Hirst quote about anonymous

Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

16. About love

David Hirst quote about love

Love, the poet said, is woman’s whole existence.

17. About solitude

David Hirst quote about solitude

Orlando naturally loved solitary places, vast views, and to feel himself for ever and ever and ever alone.

18. About fiction

David Hirst quote about fiction

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

19. About rena-silverman

David Hirst quote about rena-silverman

I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.

20. About obsession

David Hirst quote about obsession

All extremes of feeling are allied with madness.

21. About women

David Hirst quote about women

The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity.

22. About melancholy

David Hirst quote about melancholy

Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.

23. About optimism

David Hirst quote about optimism

I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual

24. About logic

David Hirst quote about logic

What does the brain matter compared with the heart?

25. About literature

David Hirst quote about literature

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others.

26. About inner-nature

David Hirst quote about inner-nature

Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us.

27. About age

David Hirst quote about age

I don’t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one’s aspect to the sun.

28. About life

David Hirst quote about life

It might be possible that the world itself is without meaning.

29. About language

David Hirst quote about language

When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness—I am nothing.

30. About beauty

David Hirst quote about beauty

The beauty of the world…has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

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