More From Allen Tate
- "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."
- "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."
- "How does one happen to write a poem: where does it come from? That is the question asked by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry."
More In Society
- "When women make their image about youth and sexuality, and not about intellect, that’s kind of a dead-end road. So I think it’s a combination of self-entrapment and entrapment by society."― K. D. Lang
- "What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?"― Irv Kupcinet
- "In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people."― Wilma Mankiller