Ted Hughes

Ted-Hughes-March1993

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“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.” ― Letters of Ted Hughes

“That’s the paradox: the only time most people feel alive is when they’re suffering, when something overwhelms their ordinary, careful armour, and the naked child is flung out onto the world. That’s why the things that are worst to undergo are best to remember. But when that child gets buried away under their adaptive and protective shells—he becomes one of the walking dead, a monster.”

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3 responses to “Ted Hughes

  1. Stansurvivor

    Interesting quote.

    Awful man, a monster really, the way he drove Sylvia Plath to her death!

    Facetious comment btw in case anyone gets upset or incensed…

  2. Thanks Marcus . Like the look of your blog and will explore. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (give it a spin!).

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