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."
- "Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be connected logically, or even historically; even were the connection an historical fact, they would not stand connected as art, for no one experiences raw history."
- "Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values."
More In Poetry
- "I think poetry has lost an awful lot of its muscle because nobody knows any. Nobody has to memorize poetry."― Peter Davison
- "He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated."― Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
- "A book is sent out into the world, and there is no way of fully anticipating the responses it will elicit. Consider the responses called forth by the Bible, Homer, Shakespeare – let alone contemporary poetry or a modern novel."― Chaim Potok