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A Quote by Louis Kronenberger on advertising, america, life, poetry, prose, and trouble

The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.

Louis Kronenberger

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A Quote by John Tillotson on books, chance, good, poetry, prose, and world

How often might a man, after he had jumbled a set of letters in a bag, fling them out upon the ground before they would fall into an exact poem, yea, or so much as make a good discourse in prose. And may not a little book be as easily made by chance as this great volume of the world.

John Tillotson (1630 - 1694)

Source: J. R. Newman (ed.) The World of Mathematics, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1956.

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A Quote by John Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire and Normanby on books, needs, persistence, and prose

Read Homer once and you can read no more; For all books else appear so mean, so poor, Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books you need.

John Sheffield (1648 - 1721)

Source: Essay on Poetry, 1682

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A Quote by John Milton on prose

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Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book i. Line 16.

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A Quote by John Dryden on difficulty, harmony, judgment, and prose

What judgment I had increases rather than diminishes; and thoughts, such as they are, come crowding in so fast upon me, that my only difficulty is to choose or reject; to run them into verse or to give them the other harmony of prose.

John Dryden (1631 - 1700)

Source: Preface to Fables

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A Quote by Jean Baptiste Moliére on prose

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All that is not prose is verse: and all that is not verse is prose.

Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)

Source: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 1670, act II, sc. iv

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A Quote by Jean Baptiste Moliére on good, heaven, and prose

Good Heavens! For more than forty years I have been speaking prose without knowing it.

Jean Baptiste Moliere (1622 - 1673)

Source: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, 1670, act II, sc. iv

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A Quote by Ezra Pound on poetry and prose

Poetry must be as well written as prose.

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Source: Letter to Harriet Monroe, January 1915

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on possibility, prose, and superiority

I dwell in Possibility -
A fairer House than Prose -
More numerous of Windows -
Superior - for Doors -

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 657, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Edward Morgan "E. M." Forster on love, passion, and prose

Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.

E.M. Forster (1879 - 1970)

Source: Margaret Schlegel in Howards End, ch. 22, 1910.

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