Simon Armitage Quotes

I wondered if people might not have had enough of and wondered whether I hadn't had enough of .

Wonder Quotes

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.

Travel Quotes

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.

Politics Quotes


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.

Poetry Quotes

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

Poetry Quotes

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.

Language Quotes, Poetry Quotes

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.

Work Quotes, Music Quotes

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

Heart Quotes, Mind Quotes

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.

Mind Quotes

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.

Time Quotes, Guilt Quotes

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.

Time Quotes