Quotations by Peter Porter

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Born: Sunday, December 31, 1899
Profession: Soldier
Nationality: American


As to whether the people who were supposedly to put up the money and did put it up or whether it was Arthur's own money is something which I shall never know.
- Peter Porter
(Keywords: Money, People)

I have no fondness for pure form at all.
- Peter Porter

I started off in England and very few people knew I was Australian. I mean, the clues were in the poems, but they didn't read them very carefully, and so for years and years I was considered completely part of the English poetry scene.
- Peter Porter
(Keywords: Poetry, People, EnglEnglish, Poems, Years)

I wanted to take a stand against what I think was not so well established then but is thoroughly well established now, which is the substitution for a real sense of a country of a hideous distortion which you can sell to the people called 'heritage'.
- Peter Porter
(Keywords: People, Country, Now, Sense)

In other words the pictures are in a kind of relationship with each other which is touching only at points rather than pictures being illustrations of poems or poems extrapolations of the pictures.
- Peter Porter
(Keywords: Being, Poems, Words)

Love without sex is still the most efficient form of hell known to man.
- Peter Porter
(Keywords: Love, Sex, Hell, Man)

You can never tell when an artist really will take up someone's work and work with it happily.
- Peter Porter
(Keywords: Work, Artist, Will)







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