More From Archibald MacLeish
- "Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world."
- "Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there."
- "Freedom is the right to one’s dignity as a man."
More In Poetry
- "I like something where I can really use my imagination and be an active participant in the construction of the monster and usually that’s in the world of the supernatural or the world of the fantastic, so that’s why those kinds of stories about demons and the supernatural appeal to me or maybe I’m really interested in that subject."― Sam Raimi
- "My friends never talk to me about my poetry because they’re embarrassed that I write it or they’re embarrassed by what I write about which are not such extraordinarily terrifying things, but they are the state of human existence."― Peter Davison
- "The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance."― A. R. Ammons