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Quote Left It is no longer possible for lyric poetry to express the immensity of our experience. Life has grown too cumbersome, too complicated. We have acquired values which are best expressed in prose. Quote Right
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Quote Left What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup. Quote Right
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Quote Left As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings. Quote Right
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Quote Left In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it. Quote Right
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Quote Left No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim. Quote Right
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Quote Left Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John. Quote Right
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Quote Left Work is the order of the day, just as it was at one time, with our first starts and our best efforts. Do you remember? Therein lies its delight. It brings back the forgotten; one's stores of energy, seemingly exhausted, come back to life. Quote Right
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Quote Left I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them. Quote Right
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