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A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.   Poetry
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.   Life
All the great things have been denied and we live in an intricacy of n...   Life
Civilization must be destroyed. The hairy saints of the North have ear...   Life
Democritus plucked his eye out because he could not look at a woman wi...   Life
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and ev...   Life
If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has mad...   Life
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in...   Life
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the know...   Life
Money is a kind of poetry.   Life
Most modern reproducers of life, even including the camera, really rep...   Life
Most people read poetry listening for echoes because the echoes are fa...   Life
One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many mor...   Life
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.   Life
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!   Life
Style is not something applied. It is something that permeates. It is ...   Life
The genuine artist is never "true to life." He sees what is real, but ...   Life
The imagination is man's power over nature.   Life
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.   Life
Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes a...   Life
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of ...   Life
Union of the weakest develops strength not wisdom. Can all men, togeth...   Life
What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditation...   Life