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Born: 1963-05-26
Profession: Poet
Nation: British
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I wondered if people might not have had enough of Simon Armitage and wondered whether I hadn't had enough of Simon Armitage.

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I'd got to a point where I wanted a break.

Tags: Break, Point, Wanted

In all the poems I've written I've not really engaged in politics, and when I've found myself moving in that direction I've always stopped myself.

Tags: Direction, Moving, Politics

People who read poetry, for example, like the feel, the heft and the smell of a book.

Tags: Book, Poetry, Read

The Huddersfield that I like best is a large town with a big heart and an open mind.

Tags: Best, Heart, Mind

We don't know where print is going.

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We still need a voice that thinks before it speaks.

Tags: Speaks, Thinks, Voice

I even feel guilty if I'm reading a novel, because I think I should be reading Homer again. I don't really know what free time is, because I don't have something to measure it against.

Tags: Again, Free, Time

I have to make myself write, sometimes. In the space between poems, you somehow forget how to do it, where to begin. It was good to be task - based for a while. I just came downstairs each day, picked the one I was going to do that day, and wrote.

Tags: Forget, Good, Sometimes

I once stood in the middle of New York city watching my name go round the electronic zipper sign in Times Square and I felt pretty thrilled, but not quite as thrilled as I felt when I saw my name in the 'Examiner' for the first time.

Tags: Once, Pretty, Time

I'd never really been content with just churning out these slim volumes every three or four years. I've always tried to think of poetry as an active ingredient in the language rather than just something that appears between the covers of thin books.

Tags: Between, Poetry, Rather

If you were going to choose a way of making your way in this world and a place to start from, you might not choose poetry and you might not choose Huddersfield.

Tags: Place, Poetry, Start

It reminds me to say that staying local should never be about looking at the world through a closed window, but about making a home then throwing the doors open and inviting the world in.

Tags: Home, Looking, Making

Occasionally it's been a long and bumpy road - one I'm still travelling - but I've always felt like my home town has been solidly behind me and I'm both grateful and proud.

Tags: Grateful, Home, Proud

Somebody will be able to crack ebook files in the same way that people cracked music files a decade ago. An author could have worked for three years on his book, have someone buy it for their Kindle for £6.99 and then see it shared with everyone in the world for free.

Tags: Book, Music, Someone

Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to make a better article.

Tags: Anybody, Brains, Takes

Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.

Tags: Left, Politics, Wrong

Children are supposed to help hold a marriage together. They do this in a number of ways. For instance, they demand so much attention that a husband and wife, concentrating on their children, fail to notice each other's faults.

Tags: Husband, Marriage, Wife

That money talks, I'll not deny, I heard it once: It said, 'Goodbye'.

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It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then.

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Until Eve arrived, this was a man's world.

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I love a finished speaker, I really, truly do I don't mean one who's polished, I just mean one who's through.

Tags: Love, Mean, Truly

Retired is being tired twice, I've thought, first tired of working, then tired of not.

Tags: Thought, Tired, Working

When it comes to eating, you can sometimes help yourself more by helping yourself less.

Tags: Help, Sometimes, Yourself

Beauty is only skin deep, and the world is full of thin skinned people.

Tags: Beauty, Deep, Full

I've suffered from all of the hang-ups known, and none is as bad as the telephone.

Tags: Bad, Known, Telephone

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In larger things we are convivial; what causes trouble is the trivial.

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Middle -age is the time of life, that a man first notices - in his wife.

Tags: Life, Time, Wife