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“The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.”
“The poet produces the beautiful by fixing his attention on something real”
“Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other”
“It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully”
“Saints have no moderation, nor do poets, just exuberance.”
“Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets.”
“What a poor appearance the tales of poets make when stripped of the colors which music puts upon them, and recited in simple prose”
“Souls of poets dead and gone, / What Elysium have ye known, / Happy field or mossy cavern, / Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern? / Have ye tippled drink more fine / Than mine host's Canary wine?”
“Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage.”
“A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times”
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