We control the content of our dreams.
More Quotes from Thom Gunn:Many of my poems are not sexual.
I haven't written anything in four years. I'm sort of dried up.
Edmund White said he thought coming out in public was good for any writer's work. It was for mine, because the subject matter is so much greater.
I don't think of sex as a self-destructive impulse.
I admired what my students were writing, but I think their improvement doesn't directly result from me but from being in a class, being with each other.
As humans we look at things and think about what we've looked at. We treasure it in a kind of private art gallery.
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What matters here are the works - finally without them his life would be uninteresting. What matters, that is, are the astonishing things that he left behind. If we can get the life in relation to the works, then it can take off.