1968 Total Quotes

American Poet Quotes Page 3

There are many advantages in their being accustomed to the use of arms, and no possible disadvantage.
Joel Barlow
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Emily Dickinson
There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.
Emily Dickinson
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Robert Frost
Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.
Robert Frost
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Emily Dickinson
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
Emily Dickinson
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Maya Angelou
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou
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All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
Walt Whitman
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Robert Frost
The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
Robert Frost
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Carl Sandburg
I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.
Carl Sandburg
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There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.
Archibald MacLeish
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Robert Frost
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Robert Frost
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Robert Frost
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
Robert Frost
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Lying is done with words and also with silence.
Adrienne Rich
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The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
James Riley
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Maya Angelou
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Maya Angelou
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Robert Frost
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
Robert Frost
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John Ashbery
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
John Ashbery
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Robert Frost
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Robert Frost
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Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?
Walt Whitman
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The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
Adrienne Rich
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I keep coming back to you in my head, but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons.
Adrienne Rich
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It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness; it can also be confusing, disorienting, and painful.
Adrienne Rich
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The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown.
Adrienne Rich
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Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
Adrienne Rich
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Life on the planet is born of woman.
Adrienne Rich
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The mind's passion is all for singling out. Obscurity has another tale to tell.
Adrienne Rich
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Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.
Adrienne Rich
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Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman
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Emily Dickinson
A wounded deer leaps the highest.
Emily Dickinson
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It's a well known thing that ordinary perceptions can have a strange aspect when one is travelling.
Kenneth Koch
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Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
Sylvia Plath
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