Carol Ann Duffy Quotes & Sayings

32 most famous Carol Ann Duffy quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She's a 61 year old English poet born on Dec 23, 1955.

Carol Ann Duffy Quotes
“You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart.”
Carol Ann Duffy Quotes
“I have piles of poetry books in the bathroom, on the stairs, everywhere. The only way to write poetry is to read it.”
“I grew up in a bookless house - my parents didn't read poetry, so if I hadn't had the chance to experience it at school I'd never have experienced it. But I loved English, and I was very lucky in that I had inspirational English teachers, Miss Scriven and Mr. Walker, and they liked us to learn poems by heart, which I found I loved doing.”
Carol Ann Duffy Quotes
“The poem is a form of texting... it's the original text. It's a perfecting of a feeling in language - it's a way of saying more with less, just as texting is.”
Carol Ann Duffy Quotes
“Poetry and prayer are very similar.”
Carol Ann Duffy Quotes
“I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers: short and memorable, something you can recite.”
Carol Ann Duffy Quotes
“Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for intense feelings.”
Carol Ann Duffy Quotes
“Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying to reveal a truth, so it can't have a fictional beginning.”
Carol Ann Duffy Quotes
“Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas, and there's no way I'd do anything to undermine that belief.”
Carol Ann Duffy Quotes
“I like to think that I'm a sort of poet for our times.”

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