More From Eugenio Montale
- "Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection."
- "True poetry is similar to certain pictures whose owner is unknown and which only a few initiated people know."
- "There is also poetry written to be shouted in a square in front of an enthusiastic crowd. This occurs especially in countries where authoritarian regimes are in power."
More In Poetry
- "It is a happy thing that there is no royal road to poetry. The world should know by this time that one cannot reach Parnassus except by flying thither."― Gerard Manley Hopkins
- "Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed."― A. R. Ammons
- "You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what’s in your heart."― Carol Ann Duffy