Quotes from Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest: If people judge you badly and misunderstand you, It’s good for you

Language lives when you speak it. Let it be heard.

The worst thing that can happen to words is that they go unsaid.

Let them [words] sing in your ears and dance in your mouth and ache in your guts. Let them make everything tighten and shine.

Wherever you come from is a holy place.

Taking things for granted is a terrible disease. We should all be checking ourselves regularly for signs of it.

It’s OK to feel alone.

Usually you are.

That’s what poetry is for.

 

If people judge you badly and misunderstand you,

It’s good for you.

 

The world is getting stranger every day; you’re not strange for noticing.

If some people don’t hate your work

You’re not doing it right.

 

How many yous have you been?

How many?

Lined up inside

Each killing the last?

 

 

To really see the state of things is lethal

It’s safer just to see what we can bear.

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