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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I think language does bring us together. Fragile and misleading as it is, it's the best communication we've got, and poetry is language at its most intense and potentially fulfilling. Poems do bring people together.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into
my thought, and some have tried to help
or to hurt: ask me what difference
their strongest love or hate has made.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A writer is not so much someone who has something to say as he is someone who has found a process that will bring about new things he would not have thought of if he had not started to say them. That is, he does not draw on a reservoir; instead, he engages in an activity that brings to him a whole succession of unforeseen stories, poems, essays, plays, laws, philosophies, religions . . .”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“They tell how it was, and how time
came along, and how it happened
again and again. They tell
the slant life takes when it turns
and slashes your face as a friend.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“They miss the whisper that runs
any day in your mind,
"Who are you really, wanderer?"
and the answer you have to give
no matter how dark and cold
the world around you is:
"Maybe I'm a king."”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Poetry is the kind of thing you have to see from the corner of your eye. You can be too well prepared for poetry. A conscientious interest in it is worse than no interest at all. . . . It's like a very faint star. If you look straight at it you can't see it, but if you look a little to one side it is there.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Silence on a hill where the path ended
and then the forest below
moving in one long whisper
as evening touched the leaves.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The saddest are those not right in their lives
who are acting to make things right for others:
they act only from the self --
and that self will never be right:
no luck, no help, no wisdom.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“So, the world happens twice --
once what we see it as;
second it legends itself
deep, the way it is.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The ocean and I have many pebbles
To find and wash off and roll into shape.”

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