—a collection of other person’s words that mean something to me—

“…if by ‘God’ one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God.  This God is emotionally unsatisfying…it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity.” —Carl Sagan


“There’s nothing sentimental about a machine and: a poem is a small (or large) machine made of words.  When I say there’s nothing sentimental about a poem I mean that there can be no part, as in any other machine, that is redundant.” —William Carlos Williams


“I think when you’re a poet you have to forget you’re a poet — a real poet doesn’t draw attention to the fact he’s a poet. The reason a poet is a poet is to write poems, not to advertise himself as a poet.”—Yehuda Amichai


“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.” —James Branch Cabel


“Life is once, forever.” —Henri Cartier-Breson


“In the art of living, it is vital to know when to let go.” —Gross and Shapiro


“Aesthetics is for the artists as ornithology is for the birds.” —Barnett Newman




3 thoughts on “Quotes

  1. Wonderful quotes! Thanks for sharing. I will retweet some of them. I DO LOVE the title of your blog, it is extremely poetical. And you write great poems. Merci!

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