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

The only limits are, as always, those of vision.


If you don't fill your days with love, you are wasting your life.


Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing.


Acclaim is a distraction.


Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.


Some artists shrink from self-awareness, fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and even their desire to create. The truth of the matter is quite opposite.


My films are an extension of my poetry, using the white screen like the white page to be filled with images.


Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect.


My earliest poems sing of the absolute necessity of allowing love to invade and pervade one's life. That can make the miracle happen in reality. Try it.


The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy.


I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action.


In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.


Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors.


For me, prose walks, poetry dances.


I like things which appear fragile but are tough inside.


Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.


Everything that ever happened is still happening. Past, present and future keep happening in the eternity which is Here and Now.


And to Shakespeare I owe my vision of the world as a theater, wherein all humans are acting out their parts.


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