November 17, 2002

Words Worth

There are many ways in which the thing I am trying in vain to say may be tried in vain to be said ... to be an artist is to fail, as no other dare fail, that failure is his world and the shrink from it desertion. Samuel Beckett

Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Poet is like that wild inheritor of the cloud,
A rider of storms, above the range of arrows and slings;
Exiled on earth, at bay amid the jeering crowd,
He cannot walk for his unmanageable wings.
from The Albatross by Charles Baudelaire

Posted by fred1st at November 17, 2002 06:02 AM

The ever-quotable Emerson!

Posted by: Anna at November 17, 2002 02:58 PM

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