Jean Toomer Quotes

Jean Toomer Quotes: O singers, resinous and soft your songsAbove the sacred whisper of the pines,Give virgin lips to cornfield concubines,Bring dreams of Christ to dusky cane-lipped throngs.
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Jean Toomer Quote: In a sick world, it is the first duty of the artist to get well.
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Quotes about Jean Toomer: Once a man has tasted creative action, then thereafter, no matter how safely he schools himself in patience, he is restive, acutely dissatisfied with anything else. He becomes as a lover to whom abstinence is intolerable.
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Quote about Jean Toomer: If you have heard a Jewish cantor sing, if he has touched you and made your own sorrow seem trivial when compared with his, you will know my feeling when I follow the curves of her profile, like mobile rivers, to their common delta.
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Jean Toomer Sayings: some genius of the SouthWith blood-hot eyes and cane-lipped scented mouth,Surprised in making folk-songs from soul sounds.
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