Happy Birthday, Anne Michaels, born 15 April 1958.
- Hold a book in your hand and you’re a pilgrim at the gates of a new city.
- Long after you’ve forgotten someone’s voice, you can still remember the sound of their happiness or their sadness. You can feel it in your body.
- The best teacher lodges an intent not in the mind but in the heart.
- Important lessons: look carefully; record what you see. Find a way to make beauty necessary; find a way to make necessity beautiful.
- The truth doesn’t care what we think of it.
- To share a hiding place, physical or psychological, is as intimate as love.
Anne Michaels is a Canadian poet and novelist. She has won many international awards including the Orange Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the Commonwealth Poetry Prize for the Americas. Her award-winning novel, Fugitive Pieces was adapted for the screen in 2007. Michaels was the poet laureate of Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 2016 to 2019.
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