Basil Bunting Quotes.

1. "Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself."
- Quote by Basil Bunting

2. "The times are squalid. They always were. It is a poet's duty to hold the line."
- Quote by Basil Bunting

3. "...and always the cutting out and the buggering about and the buggering about and the rewriting and so on..."
- Quote by Basil Bunting

4. "Poet appointed dare not decline to walk among the bogus..."
- Quote by Basil Bunting

5. "Men are fools to invest in real estate."
- Quote by Basil Bunting

6. "I am shifting rivermist, not to be trusted."
- Quote by Basil Bunting

7. "The mason stirs. Words! Pens are too light. Take a chisel to write."
- Basil Bunting, Briggflatts

8. "It tastes good, garlic and salt in it, with the half-sweet white wine of Orvieto on scanty grass under great trees where the ramparts cuddle Lucca. It sounds right, spoken on the ridge between marine olives and hillside blue figs, under the breeze fresh with pollen of Apennine sage. It feels soft, weed thick in the cave and the smooth wet riddance of Antonietta’s bathing suit, mouth ajar for submarine Amalfitan kisses. It looks well on the page, but never well enough. Something is lost when wind, sun, sea upbraid justly an unconvinced deserter."
- Basil Bunting, Briggflatts