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American born English Editor, Playwright, Poet and Critic, 1888-1965
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A cold coming we had of it, / Just the worst time of the year / For a journey.
A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
A good half of the effort of understanding what the Indian philosophers were after - and their subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like schoolboys.
A play should give you something to think about. When I see a play and understand it the first time, then I know it can't be much good.
A tradition without intelligence is not worth having.
A woman drew her long black hair out tight / And fiddled whisper music on those strings / And bats with baby faces in the violet light / Whistled.
After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Think now / History has many cunning passages, contrived corridors / And issues.
After the erection of the Chinese Wall of Milton, blank verse has suffered not only arrest but retrogression.
All cases are unique and very similar to others.
An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better.
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, / And in short, I was afraid.
And I will show you something different from either your shadow at morning striding behind you or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
And indeed there will be time/ To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?"/ Time to turn back and descend the stair,/ With a bald spot in the middle of my hair. . ./ Do I dare/ Disturb the universe?
And know the place for the first time.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
And we must think no further of you.
Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity
Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have different emotions to express.
April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.
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