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James Broughton
November 10, 1913 - May 17, 1999
Nationality: American
Category: Director
Subcategory: American Director

Adversity is a stimulus.


Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.


I had a toy theater and a magic lantern, and when I was eight I built a stage for theatricals in the attic.


The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses the gift of a whole lyric.


Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema.


For me a poem has to sing out of itself and the lilt of it carries the magic.


I consider my films to be poems that are all as personal as my writing and as hand-made.


I often start writing in order to excite an expansive emotion.


A born poet knows in his cradle that a poetic life is the only life worth living.


My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls.


Today the U.S. is farther from being nourished by poetry than it was a hundred years ago, when books of poems were best-sellers.


If bitterness wants to get into the act, I offer it a cookie or a gumdrop.


I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.


Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.


Consciousness is the glory of creation.


True delicacy is not a fragile thing.


Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.


I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing it in public.


Amazement awaits us at every corner.


The American public does not know poets exist.


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