Marianne Moore was a Modernist American poet and writer.
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“We are suffering from too much sarcasm.”
“The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.”
“Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.”
“My father used to say, / `Superior people never make long visits.'”
“A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.”
“It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through his regions of enchantment without having a critic, forever, like the old man of the sea, upon his back”
“Superior people never make long visits”
“As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust”
“You're not free until you've been made captive by supreme belief”
“When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.”
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