"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Plutarch on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Plutarch 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."Plutarch on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Plutarch on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Plutarch on Robert Frost
"The wildest colts make the best horses."
"What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality."
"I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod my shadow does that much better."
"Courage consists not in hazarding without fear but being resolutely minded in a just cause."
"Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage."
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