W.S. Merwin Quotes

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When I die, I will not see myself die, for the first time.
– W.S. Merwin

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Man goes nowhere. Everything comes to man, like tomorrow.
– W.S. Merwin

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Now all my teachers are dead except silence.
– W.S. Merwin

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Not using faults does not mean that one does not have them.
– W.S. Merwin

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I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it.
– W.S. Merwin

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We become aware of the void as we fill it.
– W.S. Merwin

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Before I travelled my road I was my road.
– W.S. Merwin

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A door opens to me. I go in and am faced with a hundred closed doors.
– W.S. Merwin

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What words say does not last. The words last. Because words are always the same, and what they say is never the same.
– W.S. Merwin

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A large heart can be filled with very little.
– W.S. Merwin

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No one understands that you have given everything. You must give more.
– W.S. Merwin

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Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle Everything I do is stitched with its color.
– W.S. Merwin

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When I break any of the chains that bind me I feel that I make myself smaller.
– W.S. Merwin

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