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A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.
Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind. Maybe that's the worst sentence of all, to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel.
Find out what you do best, and then don't do it.
If you write well, you don't have to dress funny.
So much destruction in modern war takes place miles and miles away from the source of the destruction, the human being who has caused it.
The body is the one thing you can't fake; it's just got to be there.
There ain't nothin' to dyin', really. You just get tired. You kind of drift away.
To be precise and reckless: that is the consummation devoutly to be wished.
We've always had a tradition in America of hounding our artists to death. Look at the list of our great artists, you see a continual history of defeat, frustration, poverty, alcoholism, drug addiction. The best poets of my generation are all suicides.
What I want is to be willing to fail rather than stagnate.
Yet technique matters, even so. God uses it, for a buffalo is not a leopard.
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