Derek Walcott Quotes & Sayings

12 most famous Derek Walcott quotes and sayings (poet). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Derek Walcott Quotes
“The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.”
Derek Walcott Quotes
“Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.”
Derek Walcott Quotes
“Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.”
Derek Walcott Quotes
“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.”
Derek Walcott Quotes
“Memory that yearns to join the centre, a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed, like those bamboo thighs of the god.”
Derek Walcott Quotes
“The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over, apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts.”
Derek Walcott Quotes
“A culture, we all know, is made by its cities.”
Derek Walcott Quotes
“We make too much of that long groan which underlines the past.”
Derek Walcott Quotes
“If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a poem, it's going to be average.”
“This is Port of Spain to me, a city ideal in its commercial and human proportions, where a citizen is a walker and not a pedestrian, and this is how Athens may have been before it became a cultural echo.”

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