Katy Lederer quotes

  • We live in a capitalist system; anyone who believes they are above this system or purer than this system, even while shopping at the cute organic market across the street or taking a hiking vacation to Guatemala, is certifiable.
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Cute #Believe #Vacation

  • To think of the myriad ways that we live is to think of the ways that we die: Delinquent in our brains, in debt-- If we settle, then, our due account and walk through the forest, Will we finally be free?
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Thinking #Brain #Debt

  • It should be everyone's right in a capitalist system to have some way to take advantage of compound interest.
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Way #Advantage #Should

  • What separates the professionally successful ... from all the rest is their ability to stay steady, to have stamina. It is one thing to write a good sentence, another to write a good book.
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Book #Writing #Successful

  • There is, in the heart, the hard-rendering profit. As if we were plucking the leaves from the trees.
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Heart #Tree #Profit

  • The ghosts of Rilke and Wordsworth--along with the 300+ MFA programs, which now seem to employ all Living Poets--have misled the American public egregiously into thinking that poets are morally pure and/or useless.
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Thinking #Useless #Ghost

  • I do think most poets are in denial about what the real taboos in writing are--the real boundaries.
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Real #Writing #Thinking

  • The sum of the parts equals less than the whole. Or the howl. Or the how. Or the hole.
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Holes #Howl

  • I do not play the instrument In longing but in quest Not to be undertaken Not to be lost In a forest of bliss.
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Play #Quests #Forests

  • It is bizarre that some people can't understand how a serious poet could work at a finance firm. Goethe was a bureaucrat. Eliot worked as a banker.
    -- Katy Lederer

    #People #Bankers #Serious

  • Today, from the bridge, the East River is sparkling. The money is swirling around the tall buildings like tides or like tithes, And I wonder, does anyone swim in this river, I wonder, does anyone pray?
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Bridges #Rivers #Swim

  • I think it is extremely interesting to think that, in some cases, vice might be, finally, more redemptive than virtue.
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Thinking #Interesting #Vices

  • Poetry is God's work.
    -- Katy Lederer

    #Poetry Is