Best Quotes by Robert Hayden (Top 6)

  1. Art is not escape, but a way of finding order in chaos, a way of confronting life.
  2. I believe it's true that one person can make a difference. But how much more difference 100 people make, or rather 99.
  3. We must not be frightened nor cajoled into accepting evil as deliverance from evil. We must go on struggling to be human, though monsters of abstractions police and threaten us.
  4. [My poetry is] a way of coming to grips with reality . . . a way of discovery and definition. It is a way of solving for the unknowns.
  5. Your presence was shore where I rested/ released from the hoodoo of that dance, where I spoke/ with my true voice again.
  6. It seemed to me as we were talking about Christ rising from the dead, the sun popped over the mountain. That was indicative of Christ rising - a new day. It just makes sense.