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Wilfred Owen :
We only know war lasts, rain soaks, and clouds sag stormy.
[Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), British poet. Exposure (l. 12). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.]
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Denise Levertov :
(1) Know the pinetrees. Know the orange dryness of sickness and death in needle and cone. Know them too in green health, those among whom your life is laid.
[Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Runes."]
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Dylan Thomas :
I know we're not saints or virgins or lunatics; we know all the lust and lavatory jokes, and most of the dirty people; we can catch buses and count our change and cross the roads and talk real sentences. But our innocence goes awfully deep, and our discreditable secret is that we don't know anything at all, and our horrid inner secret is that we don't care that we don't.
[Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. Letter, 1936, to Caitlin, later his wife. The Collected Letters of Dylan Thomas (1985).]
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Abraham Lincoln :
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
[Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Quoted in Gross, Lincoln's Own Stories.]
Alice Walker :
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names.
[Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. repr. In In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (1983). "A Letter to the Editor of Ms.," Ms. (New York, Aug. 1974).]
Oscar Wilde :
My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Cecil Graham, in Lady Windermere's Fan, act 2.]
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Robert Frost :
We don't know where we are, or who we are. We don't know one another; don't know You; Don't know what time it is. We don't know, don't we?
[Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Reason."]
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Thomas Hardy :
And ghosts then keep their distance; and I know some liberty.
[Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. Wessex Heights (l. 32). . . The Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy. James Gibson, ed. (1978) Macmillan.]
William Shakespeare :
I have much ado to know myself.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antonio, in The Merchant of Venice, act 1, sc. 1, l. 7. He cannot understand why he is melancholy.]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Journal entry, May 1849. Journals (1909-1914).]
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