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."
- "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."
- "According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for."
More In History
- "Like a lot of Irish households we read a lot of Irish history. It was almost Soviet, raising the next generation with a mythic view of their history."― Fiona Shaw
- "I am fascinated by history and particularly the Victorian era."― Annie Lennox
- "Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort."― Mason Cooley