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Dylan Thomas
October 27, 1914 - November 9, 1953
Nationality: Welsh
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Welsh Poet

Do not go gentle into that good night.


Somebody's boring me. I think it's me.


My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.


Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


There is only one position for an artist anywhere; and that is upright.


An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do.


Wales is the land of my fathers. And my fathers can have it.


Though lovers be lost love shall not.


Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.


When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.


The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it.


Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.


Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction.


I went on all over the States, ranting poems to enthusiastic audiences that, the week before, had been equally enthusiastic about lectures on Railway Development or the Modern Turkish Essay.


But time has set its maggot on their track.


Go on thinking that you don't need to be read and you'll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need tom read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won't feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party.


These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.


Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.


Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great.


The function of posterity is to look after itself.


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