"As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Marianne Moore on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Marianne Moore on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Marianne Moore on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Marianne Moore on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Marianne Moore on Golda Meir
"Beauty is everlasting And dust is for a time."
"Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads."
"Poetry is all nouns and verbs."
"I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it."