Philip Levine Quotes

Philip Levine Quotes: There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them, and I am a poet of memory.
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Philip Levine Quote: The irony is, going to work every day became the subject of probably my best poetry.
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Quotes about Philip Levine: Corruption is subtle, just like the Bible said. Many young poets have come to me and asked, How am I gonna make it? They feel, and often with considerable justice, that they are being overlooked while others with less talent are out there making careers for themselves. I always give the same advice. I say, Do it the hard way, and you'll always feel good about yourself. You write because you have to, and you get this unbelievable satisfaction from doing it well. Try to live on that as long as you're able.
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Quote about Philip Levine: I believed even then that if I could transform my experience into poetry I would give it the value and dignity it did not begin to possess on its own. I thought too that if I could write about it I could come to understand it; I believed that if I could understand my life
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Philip Levine Sayings: Some things you know all your life. They are so simple and true they must be said without elegance, meter and rhyme...they must be naked and alone, they must stand for themselves.
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