Quotes by: C. Day Lewis

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Cecil Day-Lewis
Born (1904-04-27)27 April 1904
Ballintubbert, Queen's County, Ireland
Died 22 May 1972(1972-05-22) (aged 68)
Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire, England
Resting place St Michael's Church, Stinsford, Dorset, England
Pen name Nicholas Blake
Occupation Poet, novelist
Nationality British
Spouse Constance Mary King (1928–1951)
Jill Balcon (1951–1972)
Children Sean Day-Lewis (b. 1931)
Nicholas Day-Lewis (b. 1934) Tamasin Day-Lewis (b. 1953)
Daniel Day-Lewis (b. 1957)

We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.
C. Day Lewis
No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster?
C. Day Lewis
First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it.
C. Day Lewis
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