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Derek Walcott

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I read; I travel; I become

— Derek Walcott

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What are men? Children who doubt.

— Derek Walcott

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Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.

— Derek Walcott

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Memory that yearns to join the centre, a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed, like those bamboo thighs of the god.

— Derek Walcott

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A culture, we all know, is made by its cities.

— Derek Walcott

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Because that is what such a city is, in the New World, a writer's heaven.

— Derek Walcott

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Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.

— Derek Walcott

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The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose metre is one's biography, joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking, a waking island.

— Derek Walcott

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The sigh of History rises over ruins, not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over, apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts.

— Derek Walcott

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Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean; it comes with the landscape, and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.

— Derek Walcott

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" In addition to having won the Nobel Walcott has won many literary awards over the course of his career including an Obie Award in 1971 for his play Dream on Monkey Mountain a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award a Royal Society of Literature Award the Queen's Medal for Poetry and the 2011 T. The following year Walcott won an OBE from the British government for his work. His family is of African and European descent reflecting the complex colonial history of the island which he explores in his poetry.

He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is currently Professor of poetry at the University of Essex. Derek Alton Walcott OBE OCC (born 23 January 1930) is a Saint Lucian poet and playwright.

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