William Carlos Williams Quotes

William Carlos Williams Quotes: But the thing that stands eternally in the way of really good writing is always one: the virtual impossibility of lifting to the imagination those things which lie under the direct scrutiny of the senses, close to the nose. It is this difficulty that sets a value upon all works of art and makes them a necessity. The senses witnessing what is immediately before them in detail see a finality which they cling to in despair, not knowing which way to turn. Thus this so-called natural or scientific array becomes fixed, the walking devil of modern life.
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William Carlos Williams Quote: I'll write whatever I damn please, whenever I damn please and as I damn please and it'll be good if the authentic spirit of change is on it.
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Quotes about William Carlos Williams: Remorse is a virtue in that it is a stirrer up of the emotions but it is a folly to accept it is a criticism of conduct.
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Quote about William Carlos Williams: Poetry demands a different material than prose. It uses another facet of the same fact ... the spontaneous conformation of language as it is heard.
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William Carlos Williams Sayings: The American idiom has much to offer us that the English language has never heard of
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William Carlos Williams Saying: Nothing whips my blood like verse.
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Sayings about William Carlos Williams: I think these days when there is so little to believe in
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Saying about William Carlos Williams: Man has survived hitherto because he was too ignorant to know how to realise his wishes- Now that he can realise them, he must either change them or perish
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William Carlos Williams Quotes: Liquor and love rescue the cloudy sense banish its despair give it a home.
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William Carlos Williams Quote: The job of the poet is to use language effectively, his own language, the only language which is to him authentic.
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Quotes about William Carlos Williams: Say it, no ideas but in things - nothing but the blank faces of the houses and cylindrical trees bent, forked by preconception and accident - split, furrowed, creased, mottled, stained - secret - into the body of the light!
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Quote about William Carlos Williams: Poe gives the sense for the first time in America, that literature is serious, not a matter of courtesy but of truth.
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William Carlos Williams Sayings: The only human value of anything, writing included, is intense vision of the facts.
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William Carlos Williams Saying: Houses - the dark side silhouetted on flashes of moonlight!
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