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A Quote by Walt Whitman on america and poetry

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on animals, earth, income, labor, love, poetry, and stupidity

Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, Stand up for the stupid and crazy, Devote your income and labor to others . . . And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on intelligence and poetry

Poetry must resist the intelligence almost successfully.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Proverb

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on poetry

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All poetry is experimental poetry.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Proverb

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on poetry

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One reads poetry with one's nerves.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Proverb

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on belief, god, life, and poetry

After one has abandoned a belief in God, poetry is that essence which takes its place as life's redemption.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

Source: Proverb

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A Quote by Wallace Stevens on poetry

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A poem is a meteor.

Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on women, poetry, anonymous, and writing

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: A Room of One's Own (1929)

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A Quote by Virginia Woolf on friendship, people, and poetry

Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

Source: Bernard, in The Waves (1931; repr. 1943, p. 189).

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on belief, love, meaning, poetry, salvation, secrets, and thought

Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Dr. Victor E. Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1963.

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