John Barton

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered into by reading other poems.

John Barton

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Dido Armstrong My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence.
Jason Isaacs I don't know if it's a romantic comedy but I'm in the beginning of the first of the season of 'The West Wing.' We shot it last year. I don't know. If anyone asks me to be in one, I'll jump on it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under other circumstances.
Orison Swett Marden The quality of your work, in the long run, is the deciding factor on how much your services are valued by the world.
Emma Thompson But when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself. I feel I've failed. I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly. I don't get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me.
Katherine Dunham I have actually five honorary degrees.
Lena Headey I have an internal protectiveness where it's like, if it comes to just me, as frightened as I am of losing someone I love or things going sour or simply being alone, there is a dark place in my brain where I'm like, It could happen and I'm okay, I'm prepared.
Andrew Cuomo I know how bad Albany is. I know it better than most. I understand why people are angry. I'm angry. The question is going to be, how do you change Albany, what is the plan for change, and then how do you actually get it done?
Jane Pauley Your 40s are a major trough. About the age of 50, feelings of satisfaction begin to rebound and keep rising into your 50s, 60s and 70s, with health being a major factor.
Ben Okri I am not fighting for success, just to get more beauty out of myself and share it with more people.
Charles Foster Bass The United States government first learned of the diversion of the W-88 nuclear warhead design in late 1995.
Thomas Paine Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one.
Enid Bagnold If a dog doesn't put you first where are you both? In what relation? A dog needs God. It lives by your glances, your wishes. It even shares your humor. This happens about the fifth year. If it doesn't happen you are only keeping an animal.
Jennifer Granholm With respect to the environment in our state and our state's future - in addition to water which is very important here - I think it is crucial for him to make a sincere commitment to energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, by helping us to produce those cars of the future.
Roy Orbison I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.
James Lovelock This programme to stop nuclear by 2020 is just crazy. If there were a nuclear war, and humanity were wiped out, the Earth would breathe a sigh of relief.
John Perry Barlow But groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.
Orison Swett Marden There is an infinite difference between a little wrong and just right, between fairly good and the best, between mediocrity and superiority.
Sophocles Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty.
Emily Carr I sat staring, staring, staring - half lost, learning a new language or rather the same language in a different dialect. So still were the big woods where I sat, sound might not yet have been born.

John Barton

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