Inspirational Quotes from Tomas Transtromer

I walk slowly into myself, through a forest of empty suits of armor.

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A ship’s engine far away on the water expands the summer-night horizon. Both joy and sorrow swell in the dew’s magnifying glass. Without really knowing, we divine; our life has a sister ship, following quietly another route. While the sun blazes behind the islands.

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A person shows himself for an instant as in a photograph but clearer and in the background something which is bigger than his shadow.

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It’s always so early in here, before the crossroads, before the irrevocable choices. Thank you for this life! Still I miss the alternatives. The sketches, all of them, want to become real.

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Sometimes my life opened its eyes in the dark. A feeling as if crowds drew through the streets in blindness and anxiety on the way towards a miracle, while I invisibly remain standing.

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I am still the place where creation does some work on itself.

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Every abstract picture of the world is as impossible as a blueprint of a storm. Don’t be ashamed because you’re human: be proud! Inside you, vaults behind vaults open endlessly. You will never be finished, and that’s as it should be.

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Society’s dark hull drifts further and further away. It is this place – the place of our separation, our distinction – that much of his poetry occupies.

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The language marches in step with the executioners. Therefore we must get a new language.

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