Ian Hamilton Finlay Quotes & Sayings

18 most famous Ian Hamilton Finlay quotes and sayings (poet). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“People have always found me challenging - I don't know why, when I am only being myself. I don't understand why they find me so annoying but they do. It is pity, but that is how it is.”
Ian Hamilton Finlay Quotes
“I am always a beginner. I only try to include different parts of life; the pastoral, the tragic, et cetera.”
Ian Hamilton Finlay Quotes
“But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still.”
“I have often said that just as the French revolution, for instance, understood itself through antiquity, I think our time can be understood through the French revolution. It is quite a natural process to use other times to understand your own time.”
Ian Hamilton Finlay Quotes
“As a friendly one. I would still like to write concrete poems, but I can only do it sometimes.”
“The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide, which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture.”
Ian Hamilton Finlay Quotes
“I am not a modern man, I am just a wee old fashioned one.”
Ian Hamilton Finlay Quotes
“I came to these mediums through having the garden, and of course, people who have designed gardens have always worked in collaboration, and never made their own inscriptions.”
Ian Hamilton Finlay Quotes
“Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense. It is perhaps not like other modern gardens, but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.”
Ian Hamilton Finlay Quotes
“But at the beginning it was clear to me that concrete poetry was peculiarly suited for using in public settings. This was my idea, but of course I never really much got the chance to do it.”

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