Archibald MacLeish Quotes
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A poem should not mean but be.
A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man.
Poets, you see, are literal-minded men who will squeeze a word till it hurts.
Poetry alone imagines, and imagining creates the world that people can wish to live in and make true.
The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
A real writer learns from earlier writers the way a boy learns from an apple orchard–by stealing what he has a taste for and can carry off.
A real writer learns from earlier writers the way a boy learns from an apple orchard—by stealing what he has a taste for and can carry off.
There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream.
For the existence of a library, the fact of its existence, is, in itself and of itself, an assertion—a proposition nailed like Luther's to the door of time.