More From Allen Tate
- "I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry; all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it."
- "There is probably nothing wrong with art for art’s sake if we take the phrase seriously, and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written in England forty years ago."
- "Serious poetry deals with the fundamental conflicts that cannot be logically resolved: we can state the conflicts rationally, but reason does not relieve us of them."
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- "The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence."― Ron Paul
- "Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data."― John Naisbitt