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Cecil Day-Lewis Quotations

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Quote Left How selfhood begins with a walking away, and love is proved in the letting go. Quote Right
Quote Left First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand. Quote Right
Quote Left No good poem, however confessional is may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster? Quote Right
Quote Left We'd like to fight but we fear defeat, we'd like to work but we're feeling too weak, we'd like to be sick but we'd get the sack, we'd like to behave, we'd like to believe, we'd like to love, but we've lost the knack. Quote Right