Anthony Liccione Quotes

Biography

Type: Poet

Born: 9 Oct. 1968

Died:

Liccione was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Rochester, New York. As a child, Liccione grew up in the struggles of a broken family, moving around in various homes, wandering from family member to family member. During his teen years, he went from living with friends to strangers, a vacant house, a vacant garage, and finally living inside his car, all the while managing to survive.

Anthony Liccione Quotes

Why when people are on their deathbed, they finally come to terms with life?. Anthony Liccione
Why when people are on their deathbed, they finally come to terms with life?

She says: ...love is really all that matters. He hears: ...really love to do it on
She says: ...love is really all that matters. He hears: ...really love to do it on the mattress.

When we were together before, the world was small to us, but as you grew bigger
When we were together before, the world was small to us, but as you grew bigger to life and the world became desirous to living, we became smaller to each other.

The paper is my savior, the pen my blood, to words that shed my world.. Anthony
The paper is my savior, the pen my blood, to words that shed my world.

Live for your country, die to yourself; live for yourself, die to your country.. Anthony Liccione
Live for your country, die to yourself; live for yourself, die to your country.

Some people are severely lonely, all they can do is accept the single life as an
Some people are severely lonely, all they can do is accept the single life as an example of being free and happy.

Words of war, on a piece of paper. Where peace is torn off, crumbled and toss
Words of war, on a piece of paper. Where peace is torn off, crumbled and toss in the waste basket.

All the beaches of the world, could never amount to, nor implore the one grain of
All the beaches of the world, could never amount to, nor implore the one grain of sand that I stand on, which is your love.

One can talk good and shower down roses, but it's the receiver that has to walk
One can talk good and shower down roses, but it's the receiver that has to walk through the thorns, and all its false expectations.

Does giving your piece of mind, bring a peace of mind? Or is it better to
Does giving your piece of mind, bring a peace of mind? Or is it better to be silent and let the war inside subside?

A dream is just as good, and will go as far as an action.. Anthony Liccione
A dream is just as good, and will go as far as an action.

When something seems unbalanced and out of rhythm, just a song can tune things up in
When something seems unbalanced and out of rhythm, just a song can tune things up in a moment. The power of music is therapy.

Keep me heaven my soul has holes, leaking good morals, I once had control over dark matters of the world, give me courage and strength for my Lord, and sew the holes that hold you near. Keep me heaven my soul has holes.

As the world continually multiplies, are we in a generation where people are divided, or people
As the world continually multiplies, are we in a generation where people are divided, or people are equal?

Words do murder.. Anthony Liccione
Words do murder.

A tongue is about the size of a bullet, but much more fierce and powerful.. Anthony
A tongue is about the size of a bullet, but much more fierce and powerful.

Words will only ruin you, if you allow them.. Anthony Liccione
Words will only ruin you, if you allow them.

No! I'm not ready, this is still my first cup of coffee!. Anthony Liccione
No! I'm not ready, this is still my first cup of coffee!

We are all actors, set on the stage of the world, as the curtains open we
We are all actors, set on the stage of the world, as the curtains open we put on our best performance to this audience of life.

A trusting heart will follow, only those who truly follow their heart.. Anthony Liccione
A trusting heart will follow, only those who truly follow their heart.

The more material we lose, the less we have. The less we have, the more we win.

The pleasures of living is loving!

If you are reading this, be sure to count this on your blessings list.

We are all dust passing through the air, the difference is, some are flying high in the sky, while others are flying low. But eventually, we all settle on the same ground.

Life is short enough, there is nothing worth here to take your life, and those things we do gain can never be taken to our grave.

Everyone has their own boat, it's a matter of pulling it out of the sand, and putting it in the water. But further, you can anchor the boat in fear when the storms rage, and go nowhere, let it drift aimlessly on its own or you can let God be the navigator and guide you on a journey in a way that is right for you.

It is better to have God over your shoulder, than carry the world alone on your back.

Go to God with your coal, and He will set them to blazing fire.

Let me be me, or let me be.

Hope is like a word made with cloud, without faith, it quickly blows away.

Faith is, believing there is still a star out there to wish on, just for you, tucked away behind dark clouds.

One dream, will suffice a thousand nightmares.

Unto the Cross came death, and unto death came the Cross.

One day, your beauty will manifest in someone's eye.

Distance can make a love fade, while closeness can make hate flare; as distance can make hate fade, while closeness can make love flare.

Love is about as strong, as two people want to make it.

The apple of my eye, had turned into an empty core.

Though people are laughing at the dirt surrounding you, they are missing to see the seeds also planted, growing silently within.

When it's all said and done, I hope to die with a smile on my face.

Find your way early, on the road of life. For the way is too long to be struggling, and far too short to be waiting.

Sometimes you need to go through many small doors, to get to that big door of opportunity.

The distance of a voice, is only a short time away from touch.. Anthony Liccione
The distance of a voice, is only a short time away from touch.

Money spent, will never out value spent time.

It takes time, or does time take it?

Today can be better than the worse of yesterdays, but tomorrow can never replace the best of yesterdays.

Taking a life, is not worth getting life in prison.

The future is now! Don't make that second pass you into regrets.

There is always time to die, but never time to live.

She had died, I just never told her. So still, we walk, eat and sleep together, in fear one day she'll come to realize it.

I heard death had a name, but I forgot what it was.

The only fear that builds character, is the fear of God.

The beauty on the inside, will determine the ugly on the outside.

A rose, isn't quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you.

It's not love at first sight, it's having the sight, to distinguish true love, from just
It's not love at first sight, it's having the sight, to distinguish true love, from just mere beauty.

Life is very tough and fragile at the same time, it never backs down or surrenders, but will break open to reveal its beauty and ugliness. As a evening primrose that blooms in the flooding moonlight, just before being trampled upon underfoot by the four-legged frost of the night.

If I was your mirror, you would look for me more, than you do me.

The beauty in the outer world can only be seen, when one stops focusing on the negativity in their inner world.

We are soon approaching a refined holiday, "Merry Mas," where Christ will be taken out of its context.

Silent as a flower, her face fell in dismay, aware that the ghost of lust ate and left, sensing that there was a different scent of perfume consuming the room, and that she had numbered and counted the he loves me, he loves me not of each petal, where the lifeless dust had settle.

Most people give up finding their soul mate, and settle down to just having a flesh mate.

To save face, it's better not to ask sex from the ex, but to give everything the axe.

Sex swims in marriage, while sex sinks in sin of being single.

All these pricks gathering around her body, trying to reach and pierce her rose.

Nothing like being in a dream, then waking up to a nightmare.

When eyes have died in its gaze, know the heart had died in its blaze.

The closest thing to Heaven, is having a peaceful mind, and a beautiful, pure heart.

They can stop a river by building a dam, but I will be damned if they can stop my river of blood flowing through my veins and heart.

The mind can fool the heart, as the heart can fool the mind.

The papers say we're married, but it's the heart that writes the love story.

Don't let someone keep putting out the flame God keeps re-lighting, we all have a purpose. As a wing to a bird. As wind that goes the destiny over the sea.

A false love, begins with the eye and soon spills from the eye in pain. Where a true love, begins with the eye, and settles in the heart.

The heart fools the mind, where eyes went deaf to words, that fell on blinded ears to easy to fall in love.

Many are hurting for love, while many are suffering from a love that hurts.

What goes in the mind is forgotten, what goes in the stomach just passes through, but that which goes in the heart is locked, like a keepsake diary, that never leaves you.

I'd rather be eccentric and artistic, than be normal and have not one inch of art flowing through my heart.

Fear
  Only
  Constraints
  Undeveloped
                      Strength

                      where your eyes look to within,
   

What is salvation without faith? is like
a Christmas tree without a star, is like
a kingdom without a king, is like
a heart without a beat, is like
a light switch that just won't turn on.

It is better to die, than dive heart-first, into a pool of love, only knee-high deep.

Don't let reality, get in way of your dreams.

The truth is we're all dying, the lie is we're all living.

They have their opinions, but we have the answers.

Which is more real, when you face reality, or when reality faces you?

We tell the dead to rest in peace, when we should worry about the living to live in peace.

Victory, is like a boxer that hangs his gloves, after the consecutive losses; sometimes walking away is what builds character, than the actual fight. As humble fruit on a tree that falls to the ground and rots, never finding appreciation in the taste of mouths.

As day is to a sword, night is to a shield.

We are a day away from making history, and a history towards the breaking of tommorrow.

I kiss her ghost, and sleep with the dust on her photograph, next to my bedside.

They throw rice at a new marriage, then give him beans in a divorcement.

Suicide is a hasty unresolved death that slowly kills those close-by day by day.

A tormented mind wants to forget, what a broken heart will always remember.

Trust, is the stone thrown into the sea, sinking deep in all its murkiness, unable to see what it once lived and believed to be a promise.

I guess it's better to have a chalk smile, than an ink smile. Where chalk changes with the direction of wind, ink stays as a deep stain. Like rain, sun and hail against a fake plant.

Sometimes the truth will hurt and a lie will set you free; just as a lie will hurt and the truth will set you free.

What you see will hurt you; what you don't see will hurt you.

Pain will come with time, but time will heal the pain.

Love, is sometimes a simpler form of slowly dying, it's like a bullet that ricochets off time's walls of desire, waiting to hit that picture perfect heart of regrets.

People are complaining of having rags and not riches, but I find it a blessing just to have rags, to wipe away the dirt and dust that may come in the course of life.

Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home.

I was the first face you saw when you were born, you were bald as my hair ran black. Now yours the last face I saw before I died, your hair ran black, as I was bald.

All she wanted was a family, all he wanted was fame; as their relationship famished.

A small world where people know each other, and still so deep, able to get lost.

People are laughing at me today for having holes in my pockets, and ink blood on my fingers-
a thirty-something old writer, who strangles words from dictionaries, and feeds on the decay of poetry.

The thing I miss most from home, is having a home.

If coffee were like dreams, then I would be wired in constant bliss, never needing sleep to live out my dreams.

Everything begins with failing. If you stop to fail, then your failing to stop, to try and try again, and bring success.

The dog leash was still tied tight around the oak tree in the back, stretched worn and limp across the green grass as if trying to escape to freedom; and he buried his wife without a tombstone. Where before, she sat most times in his home, licking her wounds.

Death moved in the night, in search for blood, and when it found Life, it passed on by, like a cloud that moves by the face of the moon. When he found those dead without the red, he took the life before them born first, and the mourning emptied itself till the morning.

They say to think within the box, but it's funny how those in the box never go anywhere, where those outside it, get to see the world.

I wish I had more breaks in life, rather than life breaking me.

Nothing won't change, until the choice is placed first. And until when choice is given a chance.

Fear, is a horrible place to live in, and much worse die in.

It's useless to paint a closed door, in order to change its color. The door needs to be open for both sides to change as same.

There are four kinds of people to avoid in the world: the assholes, the asswipes, the ass-kissers, and those that just will shit all over you.

There are people that will settle for nothing, people that will fight for something, and those that are fooled striving to have everything.

Death takes in many people, but still lives alone.

Real friends, are really hard to come by.

There will always be haters. And the more you grow the more they hate; the more they hate the more you grow.

Two people pass each other. As one looks upon the other's skin color, the other is looking back at their appearance. Both justifying, how better and righteous they are, in their own insecurities.

People like to cry over spilled milk, but I cry every time I spill my coffee.

God will find a way, no matter what people will say.

Everyone has their own calling, but not everyone is looking for the phone, or either they missed the call, or just not answered it.

A friend is the wax that keeps the flame lit, an enemy is the wind that blows it out.

Children don't understand, when things aren't given. The single parent struggling to provide; how they sacrifice themselves, by sweeping their dreams and goals under the table, just to bring bread and beans on the table.

It's the giving that makes one stronger, but sometimes the taking can make one weaker, if even vulnerable or blinding.

Should it happen, that your partner leaves you for someone else with more money. To where later you strike it richer than the person they left you for, and the ex finds out, after losing all and regretting. It was a blessing that it ended. Though money wasn't sufficient then, mostly they were rich with your love, now suffering being broke in both.

The difference between the rich and the poor, is finding true love.

Those that care for their career, more than their relationship, can find themselves alone.

It's not what you have on the outside that glitters in light, it's what you have on the inside that shines in the dark.

God may not give that instant dollar bill your seeking, but it's in the little change He brings, that will add to a dollar.

A heart anchored in money will only drift away.

Money, is just paper that will burn with the judgement, but a mindset for the truth, is like a fountain of waters that will carry them through.

It seems only easier when money is involved.

Don't look at the present storm, but look to the Son coming.

These days, it's better to look poor and be safe, than look rich and be a victim.

The new dumb, is now wisdom.

The rich eat life, the poor eat death; so what is the problem they ask?

Manny has swung with many men, but many men never seen Manny's blissful swing.

As dogs return to their vomit, some men return to their wives.

People from the past, have a tendency to walk back into the present, and run over the future.

Burning bridges behind you is understandable. It's the bridges before us that we burn, not realizing we may need to cross, that brings regret.

Life is like a lit cigarette. The past is ashes, the present is burning, and the future is up in smoke. Fast as a breath; inhale exhale.

The past, has been erased; the present, forgiven; and the future, redeemed.

Be open in everything with your partner, because where there is secrecy, it can mistakenly come off as being sneaky; where you just may be innocently quiet.

If you put a clock in a bottle,
with time it will crack,
as like money, as like love,
as like a beautiful mind,
empty of a soul.

A mind is not weighed by its magnitude, but by the dimensions of its thoughts.

To express open creativity, you first need to create your own space of seclusion.

Hit the bottom and get back up; or hit the bottle and stay down.

Depression, is like trying to find a light switch in pitch darkness. Defeating it takes much assistance and resource. First, it's letting in loved ones that are reaching out, when light will begin to shine.

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