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Wallace Stevens :
What One believes is what matters. Ecstatic identities Between one's self and the weather and the things Of the weather are the belief in one's element, The casual reunions, the long-pondered Surrenders, the repeated sayings that There is nothing more and that it is enough....
[Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "Extracts from Addresses to the Academy of Fine Ideas."]
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Paul Goodman :
To translate, one must have a style of his own, for otherwise the translation will have no rhythm or nuance, which come from the process of artistically thinking through and molding the sentences; they cannot be reconstituted by piecemeal imitation. The problem of translation is to retreat to a simpler tenor of one's own style and creatively adjust this to one's author.
[Paul Goodman (1911-1972), U.S. author, poet, critic. "Summer 1957, in Europe," sct. 8, Five Years (1966).]
Woodrow Wilson :
A radical is one of whom people say "He goes too far." A conservative, on the other hand, is one who "doesn't go far enough." Then there is the reactionary, "one who doesn't go at all." All these terms are more or less objectionable, wherefore we have coined the term "progressive." I should say that a progressive is one who insists upon recognizing new facts as they present themselves—one who adjusts legislation to these new facts.
[Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. Democratic politician, president. Speech, January 29, 1911, Kansas Society of New York, New York City.]
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Wallace Stevens :
What is one man among so many men? What are so many men in such a world? Can one man think one thing and think it long? Can one man be one thing and be it long?
[Wallace Stevens (1879-1955), U.S. poet. "The Comedian as the Letter C.."]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
I fear the popular notion of success stands in direct opposition in all points to the real and wholesome success. One adores public opinion, the other, private opinion; one, fame, the other, desert; one, feats, the other, humility; one, lucre, the other, love; one, monopoly, and the other, hospitality of mind.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Success," Society and Solitude (1870).]
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Joseph Brodsky :
The poetic notion of infinity is far greater than that which is sponsored by any creed.
[Joseph Brodsky (b. 1940), Russian-born U.S. poet, critic. Interview in Writers at Work, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1988). On the "worrying" fact that W.H. Auden was a formal churchgoer in later life.]
André Breton :
What one hides is worth neither more nor less than what one finds. And what one hides from oneself is worth neither more nor less than what one allows others to find.
[André Breton (1896-1966), French surrealist. Surrealism and Painting (1928).]
Herman Melville :
Ladies are like creeds; if you cannot speak well of them, say nothing.
[Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Redburn (1849), ch. 51, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 4, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1969).]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
One key, one solution to the mysteries of the human condition, one solution to the old knots of fate, freedom, and foreknowledge, exists, the propounding, namely, of the double consciousness. A man must ride alternately on the horses of his private and public nature, as the equestrians in the circus throw themselves nimbly from horse to horse, or plant one foot on the back of one, and the other foot on the back of the other.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).]
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John Skelton :
And with the corner of a Creed, The more shall be your meed.
[John Skelton (1460?-1529), British poet. Phyllyp Sparowe (l. 15-16). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.]
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