Robert Penn Warren Quotes

Robert Penn Warren Quotes: To be an American is not...a matter of blood; it is a matter of an idea--and history is the image of that idea.
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Robert Penn Warren Quote: If you are an idealist, it does not matter what you do or what goes on around you because it isn't real anyway.
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Quotes about Robert Penn Warren: And all times are one time, and all those dead in the past never lived before our definition gives them life, and out of the shadow their eyes implore us. That is what all of us historical researchers believe. And we love truth.
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Quote about Robert Penn Warren: [A]nd soon now we shall go out of the house and go into the convulsion of the world, out of history into history and the awful responsibility of Time.
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Robert Penn Warren Sayings: The asking and the answering which history provides may help us to understand, even to frame, the logic of experience to which we shall submit. History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.
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Robert Penn Warren Saying: Tell me a story. / In this century, and moment, of mania, tell me a story. / Make it a story of great distances, and starlight. / The name of the story will be time, / But you must not speak its name. / Tell me a story of deep delight.
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Sayings about Robert Penn Warren: My only crime was being a man and living in the world of men, and you don't have to do special penance for that. The crime and the penance, in that case, coincide perfectly. They are identical.
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Saying about Robert Penn Warren: Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write.
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Robert Penn Warren Quotes: I heard somebody open and shut the gate to the barn lot, but I didn't look around. If I didn't look around it would not be true that somebody had opened the gate with the creaky hinges, and that is a wonderful principle for a man to get hold of... What you don't know know don't hurt you, for it ain't real. They called that Idealism in my book I had when I was in college, and after I got hold of that principle I became an Idealist... If you are an Idealist it does not matter what you do or what goes on around you because it isn't real anyway.
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Robert Penn Warren Quote: If you could not accept the past and its burden there was no future, for without one there cannot be the other.
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