Ada Limon’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

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Ten of My Favourite Ada Limon Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Ada Limon, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Ada Limon you will find my ten favourites of Ada Limon’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“If we could light up the room with pain,

we’d be such a glorious fire.”
Ada Limon, Bright Dead Things

“I’m learning so many different ways to be quiet. There’s how I stand in the lawn, that’s one way. There’s also how I stand in the field across from the street, that’s another way because I’m farther from people and therefore more likely to be alone. There’s how I don’t answer the phone, and how I sometimes like to lie down on the floor in the kitchen and pretend I’m not home when people knock. There’s daytime silent where I stare, and a nighttime silent when I do things. There’s shower silent and bath silent and California silent and Kentucky silent and car silent and then there’s the silence that comes back, a million times bigger than me, sneaks into my bones and wails and wails and wails until I can’t be quiet anymore. That’s how this machine works.”

Ada LimonBright Dead Things

“All night I dreamt of bonfires and burn piles

and ghosts of men, and spirits

behind those birds of flame.

I cannot tell anymore when a door opens or closes,

I can only hear the frame saying, Walk through.”
Ada Limon

“There are so many people who’ve come before us,

arrows and wagon wheels, obsidian tools, buffalo.

Look out at the meadow, you can almost see them,

generations dissolved in the bluegrass and hay.

I want to try and be terrific. Even for an hour.”
Ada LimonBright Dead Things

“Think crucial hanging.

Think crayon orange.

There is one low, leaning

heart-shaped globe left

and dearest, can you

tell, I am trying

to love you less.”

Ada Limon

“What I didn’t like was how people talked to me

now that I was no longer single; they were nicer.

Men who never looked at me would start up a conversation,

like I was suddenly some safer form of fire.”
Ada LimonBright Dead Things

“Here it is: the new way of living with the world inside of us so we cannot lose it, and we cannot be lost. You and me are us and them, and it and sky.”
Ada LimonBright Dead Things

 “I’m thirty-five and remember all that I’ve done wrong.”

Ada LimonBright Dead Things

“Here is my sacrifice: my hummingbird landing in a stranger’s palm.”

Ada Limon

“I imagine what it must be like to stay hidden, disappear in the dusky nothing and stay still in the night. It’s not sadness, though it may sound like it. I’m thinking about people and trees and how I wish I could be silent more, be more tree than anything else, less clumsy and loud, less crow, more cool white pine, and how it’s hard not to always want something else, not just to let the savage grass grow.”
Ada Limon, Bright Dead Things: Poems

10 Famous Quotes by Author Ada Limon

So there you have it my ten favourite quotes by Ada Limon, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Ada Limon.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Ada Limon. 

One Final Bonus – Longer – Ada Limon Quote 

“HOW TO TRIUMPH LIKE A GIRL I like the lady horses best, how they make it all look easy, like running 40 miles per hour is as fun as taking a nap, or grass. I like their lady horse swagger, after winning. Ears up, girls, ears up! But mainly, let’s be honest, I like that they’re ladies. As if this big dangerous animal is also a part of me, that somewhere inside the delicate skin of my body, there pumps an 8-pound female horse heart, giant with power, heavy with blood. Don’t you want to believe it? Don’t you want to lift my shirt and see the huge beating genius machine that thinks, no, it knows, it’s going to come in first.”
Ada LimonBright Dead Things: Poems

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