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Words of Note

I would like to be a photographer if the camera could work the way fingers work. I like to capture an instant. A picture is a one-second thing - it's a fragile moment in time. I try to do it with words.

Anne Sexton, 20th-century American poet

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Quoted in 'The Poet's Craft' (1987), edited by William Packard.

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