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Without words, I would die. Without poetry, I would not exist.


On our earth, before writing was invented, before the printing press was invented, poetry flourished. That is why we know that poetry is like bread; it should be shared by all, by scholars and by peasants, by all our vast, incredible, extraordinary family of humanity.
--Pablo Neruda


If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the Inquisition might have let him alone.
--Thomas Hardy


It takes a sound realist to make a convincing symbolist.
--D. J. Enright


Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.

L'état d'esprit du soleil levant est allégresse malgré le jour cruel et le souvenir de la nuit. La teinte du caillot devient la rougeur de l'aurore.
--René Char

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