25+ Best Dylan Thomas Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems “Do not go gentle into that good night” and “And death shall have no dominion”; the “play for voices” Under Milk Wood; and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog. Profoundly inspirational Dylan Thomas quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Dylan Thomas Quotes

The function of posterity is to look after itself. — Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light. — Dylan Thomas

As I read more and more – and it was not all verse, by any means – my love for the real life of words increased until I knew that I must live with them and in them, always. I knew, in fact, that I must be a writer of words, and nothing else. — Dylan Thomas

Washington isn’t a city, it’s an abstraction. — Dylan Thomas

No honest writer today can possibly avoid being influenced by Freud through his pioneering work into the Unconscious and by the influence of those discoveries on the scientific, philosophic, and artistic work of his contemporaries: but not, by any means, necessarily through Freud’s own writing. — Dylan Thomas

Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great. — Dylan Thomas

But time has set its maggot on their track. — Dylan Thomas

My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out. — Dylan Thomas

Somebody’s boring me. I think it’s me. — Dylan Thomas

There is only one position for an artist anywhere; and that is upright. — Dylan Thomas

Don’t be too harsh to these poems until they’re typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction. — Dylan Thomas

I have never sat down and studied the Bible, never consciously echoed its language, and am, in reality, as ignorant of it as most brought-up Christians. All of the Bible that I use in my work is remembered from childhood and is the common property of all who were brought up in English-speaking communities. — Dylan Thomas

The first poems I knew were nursery rhymes, and before I could read them for myself, I had come to love just the words of them, the words alone. — Dylan Thomas

I’ve just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that’s the record. — Dylan Thomas

I went on all over the States, ranting poems to enthusiastic audiences that, the week before, had been equally enthusiastic about lectures on Railway Development or the Modern Turkish Essay. — Dylan Thomas

When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes. — Dylan Thomas

The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it. — Dylan Thomas

Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name. — Dylan Thomas

Every device there is in language is there to be used, if you will. Poets have got to enjoy themselves sometimes, and the twistings and convolutions of words, the inventions and contrivances, are all part of the joy that is part of the painful, voluntary work. — Dylan Thomas

These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I’d be a damn’ fool if they weren’t. — Dylan Thomas

Go on thinking that you don’t need to be read and you’ll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need tom read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won’t feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party. — Dylan Thomas

Though lovers be lost, love shall not. — Dylan Thomas

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn’t do to upset one’s own vanity. — Dylan Thomas

An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do. — Dylan Thomas

He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest. — Dylan Thomas

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