Last quote by John Ashbery
I too often feel, like a person I know nothing about. If I knew that, I'd know something about him.feedback
Sep 05 2017
We found 5 articles in which John Ashbery said something. The most recent John Ashbery’s quote is: “I would like to please the reader, and I think that surprise has to be an element of this, and that may necessitate a certain amount of teasing.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted John Ashbery 5 times. On this page, you will find all of John Ashbery’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Quotes by John Ashbery
Sep 04 2017
I would like to please the reader, and I think that surprise has to be an element of this, and that may necessitate a certain amount of teasing.feedback
Sep 03 2017
I don't find any direct statements in life. My poetry imitates or reproduces the way knowledge or awareness comes to me, which is by fits and starts and by indirection. I don't think poetry arranged in neat patterns would reflect that situation.feedback
Sep 03 2017
I don't know that my poetry is difficult. It's not for me! I free-associate and come up with all kinds of extra material that doesn't belong – but does.feedback
Aug 03 2017
My own autobiography has never interested me very much. Whenever I try to think about it, I seem to draw a complete blank. I have always been averse to talking about myself and so I don't write about my life the way the confessional poets do. What I am trying to get at is a general, all-purpose experience – like those stretch socks that fit all sizes.feedback
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