John Ashbery Quotes

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Born: July 28, 1927, Rochester, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

I don't look on poetry as closed works. I feel they're going on all the time in my head and I occasionally snip off a length.
- John Ashbery

The poem is sad because it wants to be yours, and cannot be.
- John Ashbery

There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
- John Ashbery

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