1968 Total Quotes

American Poet Quotes Page 6

I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.
Walt Whitman
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The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.
Muriel Rukeyser
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Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
Marianne Moore
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Robert Frost
If you don't know how great this country is, I know someone who does; Russia.
Robert Frost
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There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Bryant McGill
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Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.
James Riley
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Robert Frost
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
Robert Frost
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Wallace Stevens
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is of the nature of that in which it is found, whether the poem, the manner of a god, the bearing of a man. It is not a dress.
Wallace Stevens
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The beautiful uncut hair of graves.
Walt Whitman
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Carl Sandburg
Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.
Carl Sandburg
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Carl Sandburg
Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.
Carl Sandburg
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Wendell Berry
We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?
Wendell Berry
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William Cullen Bryant
The groves were God's first temples.
William Cullen Bryant
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Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.
Theodore Roethke
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I am tired, beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little ink drops, and posting it. And I scald alone, here, under the fire of the great moon.
Amy Lowell
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For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.
Amy Lowell
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You are ice and fire the touch of you burns my hands like snow.
Amy Lowell
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Let us be of cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
Amy Lowell
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Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
Amy Lowell
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All books are either dreams or swords.
Amy Lowell
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Time! Joyless emblem of the greed of millions, robber of the best which earth can give.
Amy Lowell
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A man must be sacrificed now and again to provide for the next generation of men.
Amy Lowell
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Wallace Stevens
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality.
Wallace Stevens
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Wallace Stevens
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Wallace Stevens
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Wendell Berry
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Wendell Berry
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Emily Dickinson
Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson
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A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
Marianne Moore
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I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
Gwendolyn Brooks
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Maya Angelou
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.
Maya Angelou
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Edgar Allan Poe
In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.
Edgar Allan Poe
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