Anne Sexton Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old anne sexton quotes, anne sexton sayings, and anne sexton proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Depression is boring, I think and I would do better to make some soup and light up the cave.     

Anne Sexton

It is love that walks away and yet we have terrible mouths and soft milk hands. We worry with like. We walk away like love.     

Anne Sexton

It doesn't matter who my father was. It matters who I remember he was.     

Anne Sexton

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.     

Anne Sexton

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.      

Anne Sexton

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.     

Anne Sexton

It is June. I am tired of being brave.     

Anne Sexton

The future is a fog that is still hanging out over the sea, a boat that floats home or does not.     

Anne Sexton

Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem.     

Anne Sexton

Jewels! Today each twig is important, each ring, each infection, each form is all that the gods must have meant.     

Anne Sexton

Nature is full of teeth that come in one by one, then decay, fall out     

Anne Sexton

A starving man doesn't ask what the meal is.     

Anne Sexton

Be careful of words, they can be both daisies and bruises.     

Anne Sexton

Daisies in water are the longest lasting flower you can give to someone. Fact. Buy daisies. Not roses.     

Anne Sexton

The place I live in is a kind of maze and I keep seeking the exit or the home.     

Anne Sexton

Here in front of the summer hotel the beach waits like an altar.      

Anne Sexton

If you meet a cross-eyed person you must plunge into the grass, alongside the chilly ants, fish through the green fingernails and come up with the four-leaf clover.     

Anne Sexton