I deliberately wrote a poem in my last book where I was suggesting that there are other passions as great as or more important than the passion of sex.
More Quotes from Thom Gunn:I haven't written anything in four years. I'm sort of dried up.
It was difficult being a teacher and out of the closet in the '50s. By the time I retired, the English department was proud of having a gay poet of a certain minor fame. It was a very satisfactory change!
Deep feeling doesn't make for good poetry. A way with language would be a bit of help.
With my creative writing students, I've taught literature more than I've taught writing courses'I just hope to make them better.
I had assumed that I would age with all my friends growing old around me, dying off very gradually one by one. And here was a plague that cut them off so early.
I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in the '60s at San Francisco State, and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit: one was Elizabeth Bishop.
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Since the masses are always eager to believe something, for their benefit nothing is so easy to arrange as facts.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it.
He's 85 and he's met another woman. Still, at 85, why ever not?