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John Berryman

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An American poet considered one of the founders of the Confessional school of poetry.. American poet and scholar

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Quote Left The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business. Quote Right
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Quote Left Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so. After all, the sky flashes, the great sea yearns, we ourselves flash and yearn, and moreover my mother told me as a boy (repeatedly) Ever to confess you're bored means you have no inner Resources. I conclude now I have no inner resources, because I am heavy bored. Quote Right
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Quote Left We must travel in the direction of our fear. Quote Right
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Quote Left The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp. Quote Right
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Book: Reflection on the Important Things