Poet proverbs

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◆ When people have a hard task to do - one which stretches them - they become less concerned with trivial matters.
- Idries Shah98
◆ I go out on the side of a hill, maybe hunting deer, and sit there and see the shadow of night coming over the hill, and I can swear to you there is a part of me that is absolutely untouched by anything civilized. There's a part of me that has never heard of a telephone.
- James Dickey98
◆ Diamonds are only chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs, you see.
- Minnie Richard Smith98
◆ for sometime now I have believed that it is our own force, all our own force that is still too great for us. It is true that we do not know it; but is it not just that which is most our own of which we know the least?
- Rainer Maria Rilke98
◆ Past and future monopolize the poet's sensory and intellectual faculties, detached from the immediate spectacle. These two philtres become utterly clear the moment one stops being hypnotized by the cloudy precipitate constituted by the world of today.
- André Breton98
◆ If your not annoying somebody, you're not alive.
- Margaret Atwood98
◆ Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.
- Helen Hayes98
◆ I do not write to you, but of you,/because the paper that we write on/is our perishable skin.
- Melissa Lee-Houghton98
◆ Every good poem asks a question, and every good poet asks every question.
- Dorianne Laux98
◆ In our society of fixed texts and printed words, it is the function of the poet to see the life value of the facts round about, and to deify them, as it were, to provide images that relate the everyday to the eternal.
- Joseph Campbell98
◆ A poet is simply an artist whose medium is human emotions. ?A poet chisels away at our own sensibilities, shaping our vision while molding our hearts. ?A poet wraps words around our own feelings and presents them as fresh gifts to humanity.
- Richelle E. Goodrich98
◆ I do not write poetry; I take words and dip them in feelings.
- Arti Honrao98
◆ Everyone should be forcibly transplanted to another continent from their family at the age of three.
- Philip Larkin98
◆ To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson98
◆ All of us,' he said, 'have hopes of being poet, artist, discoverer, philospoher, scientist; of possessing the attributes of all these simultaneously. Few are permitted to achieve any of them in daily life. But in travel we attain them all. Then we have our day of glory, when all our dreams come true, when we can be anything we like, as long as we like, and, when we are tired of it, pull up stakes and move on. Travel -- the solitude of the mountains, the emptiness of the desert, the delicacy of the minaret; eternal change, limitless contrast, unending variety.' (Eric Lang)
- Robert Edison Fulton Jr.98

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