John Berryman

John Berryman

American critic and poet
This world is gradually becoming a place Where I do not care to be any more.More John Berryman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So if I were talking to a young writer, I would recommend the cultivation of extreme indifference to both praise and blame because praise will lead you to vanity, and blame will lead you to self-pity, and both are bad for writers.More John Berryman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I didn't want to be like Yeats; I wanted to be Yeats.More John Berryman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no such thing as Freedom (though it is the most important condition of human life, after Humility, -which does not exist either). There is only Slavery (walls around one) and absence-of-Slavery (ability to walk in any direction, or to remain still).More John Berryman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I cry. Evil dissolves, and love, like foam; that love. Prattle of children powers me home, my heart claps like the swan’s under a frenzy of who love me and who shine.More John Berryman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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Magnus Carlsen I spend hours playing chess because I find it so much fun. The day it stops being fun is the day I give up. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More


Margaret Mahy I, personally, have found reading a continual support to writing. [03/29/2018 05:03:36] More