Al Purdy quotes

  • Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.

  • ... passion for survival is the great theme of women's poetry.

  • Naturally, for a person who finds his identity in something other than his full organism is less than half a man. He is cut off from complete participation in nature. Instead of being a body, he 'has' a body. Instead of living and loving he 'has' instincts for survival and copulation.

  • The cell, over the billions of years of her life, has covered the earth many times with her substance, found ways to control herself and her environment, and insure her survival.

  • I am ignorant and impotent and yet, somehow or other, here I am, unhappy, no doubt, profoundly dissatisfied ... In spite of everything I survive.

  • Epitaphs for a gravestone: 'Please: no hooliganism'; or 'Es prohibe se hace agua aqui'; or 'No comment'.

  • You better be very convinced, very sure, before you pull your plug or someone else's plug, that you know what's on the other side of the gravestone.

  • Steven Tyler isn't in Aerosmith anymore, but his gravestone will probably say something about Aerosmith.

  • ... anybody who has spent time with cameras and photographs knows that images, like gravestone rubbings, are no more than impressions of the truth.

  • One of the greatest testimonials to God's love is His provision of His Word.