Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage.
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.
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
If technique is of no interest to a writer, I doubt that the writer is an artist.
It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.
A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.
Superior people never make long visits.
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.
The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.
Beauty is everlasting And dust is for a time.
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.
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