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“We can say nothing but what hath been said . . . Our poets steal from Homer . . . he that comes last is commonly best.”
“The poet is a brother speaking to a brother of "a moment of their other lives"-a moment that had been buried beneath the dust of the busy world.”
Dame Edith Sitwell
“All poets are mad.”
“I have never considered myself a poet. Therefore, I am not a rival of anyone, and I do not consider anybody my rival.”
“Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.”
“An old poet said, 'It's better to go to the Rose Bowl and lose than not to have gotten there at all,' ... What I want to do is keep going out there until we win one of those damn things.”
“God is the perfect poet.”
“If I am going to be a poet at all, I am going to be POET and not NEGRO POET.”
“This is what the painter, the poet, the speculative philosopher, and the natural scientists do, each in his own fashion.”
“There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of Time."”
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