Robert Graves

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Robert Graves

Robert Graves

If I were a girl, I'd despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them.More Robert Graves [08/21/2011 09:08:34]
If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money.More Robert Graves [08/21/2011 09:08:30]
Marriage, like money, is still with us; and, like money, progressively devalued.More Robert Graves [08/21/2011 09:08:56]
From the very commencement the student should set out to witness the progress and effects of sickness and ought to persevere in the daily observation of disease during the whole period of his studies.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:43]
Learn the duty as well as taste the pleasure of original work.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:49]
Lest when I am gone you may be at a loss for an epitaph for me, let me give you one - He Fed Fevers.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:59]
We suspect Dr. Clutterbuck's sense of hearing must be injured: for him the 'ear trumpet' magnifies but distorts sound, rendering it less distinct than before.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:05]
A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:23]
Anthropologists are a connecting link between poets and scientists; though their field-work among primitive peoples has often made them forget the language of science.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:28]
Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:34]
In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:05]
One gets to the heart of the matter by a series of experiences in the same pattern, but in different colors.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:28]
Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:33]
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:44]
To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession.More Robert Graves [08/23/2011 03:08:52]
Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer.More Robert Graves [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.More Robert Graves [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Let all the poison that lurks in the mud, hatch out.More Robert Graves [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For words of rapture groping, they"Never such love," swore "ever before was!"More Robert Graves [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A perfect poem is impossible. Once it had been written, the world would end.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.More Robert Graves [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Though philosophers like to define poetry as irrational fancy, for us it is practical, humorous, reasonable way of being ourselves.More Robert Graves [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Philosophy is antipoetic. Philosophize about mankind and you brush aside individual uniqueness, which a poet cannot do without self-damage. Unless, for a start, he has a strong personal rhythm to vary his metrics, he is nothing. Poets mistrust philosophy. They know that once the heads are counted, each owner of a head loses his personal identify and becomes a number in some government scheme: if not as a slave or serf, at least as a party to the device of majority voting, which smothers personal views.More Robert Graves [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Abstract reason, formerly the servant of practical human reasons, has everywhere become its master, and denies poetry any excuse for existence.
Though philosophers like to define poetry as irrational fancy, for us it is practical, humorous, reasonable way of being ourselves. Of never acquiescing in a fraud; of never accepting the secondary-rate in poetry, painting, music, love, friends. Of safeguarding our poetic institutions against the encroachments of mechanized, insensate, inhumane, abstract rationality.More Robert Graves [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believe that every English poet should read the English classics, master the rules of grammar before he attempts to bend or break them, travel abroad, experience the horrors of sordid passion, and - if he is lucky enough - know the love of an honest woman.More Robert Graves [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat.More Robert Graves [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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