Diane Ackerman

American poet, essayist, savage and naturalist

Lived from: 1948-

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Diane Ackerman

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    Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
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    A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.
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    I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
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    It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
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    There is no way in which to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses.
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    We live on the leash of our senses.
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