1968 Total Quotes

American Poet Quotes Page 2

Exhaust the little moment. Soon it dies. And be it gash or gold it will not come Again in this identical guise.
Gwendolyn Brooks
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Charles Schulz
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Charles Schulz
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Maya Angelou
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Maya Angelou
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Wallace Stevens
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
Wallace Stevens
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Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
Samuel Ullman
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Wendell Berry
The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
Wendell Berry
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You can't crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them.
Vachel Lindsay
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Unfortunately, your reputation often rests not on your ability to do what you say, but rather on your ability to do what people expect.
Bryant McGill
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Ogden Nash
Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
Ogden Nash
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Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false namings of real events.
Adrienne Rich
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Maya Angelou
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Maya Angelou
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Emily Dickinson
Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
Emily Dickinson
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Maya Angelou
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou
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Carl Sandburg
I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.
Carl Sandburg
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Emily Dickinson
Forever is composed of nows.
Emily Dickinson
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Maya Angelou
Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
Maya Angelou
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E. E. Cummings
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
E. E. Cummings
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Be curious, not judgmental.
Walt Whitman
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Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
May Sarton
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Robert Frost
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Robert Frost
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Robert Frost
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost
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Robert Frost
I always entertain great hopes.
Robert Frost
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Wallace Stevens
Reality is not what it is. It consists of the many realities which it can be made into.
Wallace Stevens
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Emily Dickinson
The Brain is wider than the sky.
Emily Dickinson
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Wallace Stevens
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are familiar to them. They wade through it the way a boy wades through water, feeling with his toes for the bottom: The echoes are the bottom.
Wallace Stevens
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Carl Sandburg
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Carl Sandburg
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Robert Frost
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Robert Frost
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Maya Angelou
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
Maya Angelou
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Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world.
Archibald MacLeish
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