Quotes for Thought

Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we  make poetry- W.B. Yeats

The distinction between historian and poet is not in the one writing prose and the other verse… the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a king of thing that  might be.  Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than  history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars- Aristotle, On Poetics

It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things- Stephane Mallarme


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