Marianne Moore

American poet

Lived from: 1887-1972

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
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    A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
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    As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.
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    Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.
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    It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.
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    My father used to say superior people never make long visits.
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    Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
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    Superior people never make long visits.
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    We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
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    When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
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