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Born: 1914-05-06
Profession: Poet
Nation: American
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The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.

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One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.

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In the United States, there one feels free... Except from the Americans - but every pearl has its oyster.

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A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.

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He thinks that Schiller and St Paul were just two Partisan Review editors.

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I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women: they understand each other worse, and it matters less, than either of them suppose.

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I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.

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It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life.

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The blind date that has stood you up: your life.

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To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all.

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If we meet an honest and intelligent politician, a dozen, a hundred, we say they aren't like politicians at all, and our category of politicians stays unchanged; we know what politicians are like.

Tags: Honest, Meet, Politician

The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.

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The mysterious is always attractive. People will always follow a vail.

Tags: Attractive, Follow, Mysterious
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