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" Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others. "
" Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads. "
" A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself. "
" You're not free until you've been made captive by supreme belief. "
" If you will tell me why the fen appears impassable, I then will tell you why I think that I can cross it if I try. "
" If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist. "
" The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint. "
" There never was a war that was not inward. "
" It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing. "
" My father used to say superior people never make long visits. "
" I see no reason for calling my work poetry except that there is no other category in which to put it. "
" As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust. "
" It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through his regions of enchantment without having a critic, forever, like the old man of the sea, upon his back. "
" We are suffering from too much sarcasm. "
" When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser. "
" In a poem the excitement has to maintain itself. I am governed by the pull of the sentence as the pull of a fabric is governed by gravity. "
" Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage. "
" Superior people never make long visits. "
" Psychology which explains everything explains nothing, and we are still in doubt. "
" Poetry is all nouns and verbs. "
" Beauty is everlasting And dust is for a time. "