Robinson Jeffers

1887 - 1962

A Quote by Robinson Jeffers on robinson jeffers, mortality, republic, life, and decay

You making haste on decay: not blameworthy; life is good, be it
stubbornly
long or suddenly
A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains:
shine, perishing republic.

Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)

Source: http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm08_theme.html

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A Quote by Robinson Jeffers on belief, change, communication, death, divinity, freedom, god, humanity, kindness, energy, love, peace, people, physics, religion, salvation, universe, and world

I believe that the universe is one being, all its parts are different expressions of the same energy, and they are all in communication with each other, therefore parts of one organic whole. (This is physics, I believe, as well as religion.) The parts change and pass, or die, people and races and rocks and stars; none of them seems to me important it itself, but only the whole. The whole is in all its parts so beautiful, and is felt by me to be so intensely in earnest, that I am compelled to love it, and to think of it as divine. It seems to me that this whole alone is worthy of the deeper sort of love; and that there is peace, freedom, I might say a kind of salvation, in turning one's affections outward toward this one God, rather than inwards on one's self, or on humanity, or on human imaginations and abstractions - the world of the spirits.

Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)

Source: 1934

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A Quote by Robinson Jeffers on death

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If millions are born millions must die.

Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)

Source: May-June 1940, st. 3

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A Quote by Robinson Jeffers on love and music

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Hear the music, the thunder of the wings. Love the wild swan.

Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)

Source: LOVE the WILD SWAN

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A Quote by Robinson Jeffers on day, excess, pain, and poetry

Well: the day is a poem but too much Like one of Jeffers's, crusted with blood and barbaric omens Painful to excess, inhuman as a hawk's cry.

Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)

Source: The Day Is a Poem, September I9, 1939

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A Quote by Robinson Jeffers on sons

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As for me, I would rather Be a worm in a wild apple than a son of man.

Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)

Source: Original Sin, 1948

Contributed by: Zaady

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