Quotations by Theodore Roethke

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Born: Monday, May 25, 1908
Died: Thursday, August 1, 1963 (55 years old)
Profession: Poet
Nationality: American


A lively understandable spirit Once entertained you. It will come again. Be still. Wait.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: Spirit, Will)

A mind too active is no mind at all.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: Mind)

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: Deep, Flowers, Light)

God bless the roots! Body and soul are one.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: God, Soul, Body)

I came to love, I came into my own.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: Love)

I learn by going where I have to go.
- Theodore Roethke

Love begets love. This torment is my joy.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: Love, Joy)

Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: Love)

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: May)

The soul has many motions, body one.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: Soul, Body)

Time marks us while we are marking time.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: Time)

What is madness but nobility of soul at odds with circumstance.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: Soul, Circumstance, Madness, Nobility)

What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.
- Theodore Roethke
(Keywords: People)







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