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William Carlos Williams :
Afraid lest he be caught up in a net of words, tripped up, bewildered and so defeated—thrown aside—a man hesitates to write down his innermost convictions.
[William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. Journal entry for July 7, 1929. The Embodiment Of Knowledge (1974).]
Paul Goodman :
Comedy deflates the sense precisely so that the underlying lubricity and malice may bubble to the surface.
[Paul Goodman (1911-1972), U.S. literary critic, author. repr. In Creator Spirit Come (1977). "Obsessed by Theatre," Nation (New York, Nov. 29, 1958).]
Herman Melville :
Surely no mere mortal who has at all gone down into himself will ever pretend that his slightest thought or act solely originates in his own defined identity.
[Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Pierre (1852), bk. X, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 7, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1971).]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Government exists to defend the weak and the poor and the injured party; the rich and the strong can better take care of themselves.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Address Delivered in Concord on the Anniversary of the Emancipation of the Negroes in the British West Indies, August 1, 1844," Miscellanies (1883, repr. 1903).]
Gertrude Stein :
Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it.
[Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. "The Radcliffe Manuscripts," Form and Intelligibility, Exposition Press, ed. Rosalind S. Miller (1949). Undergraduate composition at Radcliffe College, 1895.]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
It is said, no man can write but one book; and if a man have a defect, it is apt to leave its impression on all his performances.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).]
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Jonathan Swift :
The want of belief is a defect that ought to be concealed when it cannot be overcome.
[Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), Anglo-Irish satirist. Thoughts on Religion (1768).]
Henry David Thoreau :
The solid and well-defined fir-tops, like sharp and regular spearheads, black against the sky, gave a peculiar, dark, and sombre look to the forest.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Chesuncook" (1858) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 121, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Thomas Hardy :
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
[Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. Bathsheba, in Far from the Madding Crowd, ch. 51 (1874).]
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Charles Baudelaire :
The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated.
[Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. Little Poems in Prose (Paris Spleen), "The Confiteor of the Artist," (1862).]
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