One day I shall burst my bud of calm and blossom into hysteria.
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement... says heaven and earth in one word... speaks of himself and his predicament as though for the first time.
Life itself is the real and most miraculous miracle of all. If one had never before seen a human hand and were suddenly presented for the first time with this strange and wonderful thing, what a miracle, what a magnificently shocking and inexplicable and mysterious thing it would be.
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement... says heaven and earth in one word... speaks of himself and his predicament as though for the first time. It has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.
I know your cause is lost, but in the heart / Of all right causes is a cause that cannot lose.
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement.
Imagination is the wide-open eye which leads us always to see truth more vividly.
In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.
An artist's sensitivity to criticism is, at least in part, an effort to keep unimpaired the zest, or confidence, or arrogance, which he needs to make creation possible; or an instinct to climb through his problems in his own way as he should, and must.
Last Update: 25 September 2022
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