"Is there any purpose to translating poetry? A poem does not contain information of importance, like a signpost or a warning notice."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."James Buchan on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."James Buchan on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."James Buchan on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."James Buchan on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."James Buchan on Robert Frost
"Any new financial order for the world must tackle the three chief challenges of our age."
"There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, a barrel of crude oil now sells for three times its long-run average. The large western oil companies, which cartellised the industry for much of the 20th century, are now selling more oil than they find, and are thus in the throes of liquidation."
"Rarely in modern times has there been such a revolution in commercial sentiment as occurred in 2008, or such a display in government and business of panic and helplessness."
"Profits in business always depend on the rate of interest: the higher the interest, the higher the rate of profit required."
"Up until the Depression, recession had a moral character: it was supposed to purge the body economic of the greed and excess that attends a business expansion."
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