Quotes 1 till 4 of 4.
American poet 1879-19550
All the great things have been denied and we live in an intricacy of new and local mythologies, political, economic, poetic, which are asserted with an ever-enlarging incoherence.
Law is whatever is boldly asserted and plausibly maintained.
My father asserted that there was no better place to bring up a family than in a rural environment.... There's something about getting up at 5 a.m., feeding the stock and chickens, and milking a couple of cows before breakfast that gives you a lifelong respect for the price of butter and eggs.
Over emphatic negatives always suggest that what is being denied may be what is really being asserted.