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Derek Walcott Quotes

(1930), Poet and Playwright, born in West Indies

I try to forget what happiness was, and when that don't work, I study the stars.

Category: Astronomy

The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.

Category: Language

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.

Category: Quarrels

Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.

Category: Ritual