Ilya Kaminsky quotes

  • The true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs.

  • Music is all about transporting people; speaking a language which languages fail to express.

  • I want to go beyond the restrictions of language, religion and caste, and music is the only thing that allows me to do that.

  • I gravitate toward the larger worldview questions such as, Why are we here? What are we supposed to be doing? What does it mean to know another person? To love someone? Of course, those questions are sort of in the background as I'm playing with language in the foreground, but those are the informing questions.

  • Speak the language of the person you want to become.

  • Gore speaks to America as if English is its second language; George W. speaks as if English is his second language.

  • Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.

  • There is no liberal education for the under-languaged.

  • When language is treated beautifully and interestingly, it can feel good for the body: It's nourishing; it's rejuvenating.

  • It was like we were exchanging codes, on how to be a father and a daughter, like we'd read about it in a manual, translated from another language, and were doing our best with what we could understand.