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Diane Ackerman
October 7, 1948 -
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

I don't want to be a passenger in my own life.


A poem records emotions and moods that lie beyond normal language, that can only be patched together and hinted at metaphorically.


Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.

    Topics: Childhood

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.


Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight.


Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.

    Topics: Love

Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret.


Success produces success, just as money produces money.


We live on the leash of our senses.


It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.


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