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Allen Tate Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Allen Tate

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What is the poem, after it is written? That is the question.
Not where it came from or why.
- Allen Tate

But in our age the appeal to authority is weak,
and I am of my age.
- Allen Tate

The innocent mansion of a panther's heart!
- Allen Tate

Men expect too much, do too little.
- Allen Tate

 

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower,
neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem
says apart from the words of the poem.
- Allen Tate

The only real evidence that any critic may bring before
his gaze is the finished poem.
- Allen Tate

Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued
to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak,
in criticism, of form.
- Allen Tate

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Genetic theories, I gather, have been cherished academically with detachment.
- Allen Tate

There is probably nothing wrong with art for art's
sake if we take the phrase seriously,
and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written
in England forty years ago.
- Allen Tate

Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values.
- Allen Tate

We know the particular poem, not what it says that we can restate.
- Allen Tate

Other psychological theories say a good deal about compensation.
- Allen Tate

I believe the term modulation denotes in music the
uninterrupted shift from one key to another:
I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.
- Allen Tate

How does one happen to write a poem:
where does it come from? That is the question asked
by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry.
- Allen Tate

The mission for the day is to encourage students to
think beyond traditional career opportunities,
prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace.
- Allen Tate

The Spring I seek is in a new face only.
- Allen Tate

Poets, in their way, are practical men;
they are interested in results.
- Allen Tate

I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms,
dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry;
all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.
- Allen Tate

Experience means conflict, our natures being what they are,
and conflict means drama.
- Allen Tate

Serious poetry deals with the fundamental conflicts
that cannot be logically resolved:
we can state the conflicts rationally,
but reason does not relieve us of them.
- Allen Tate

So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be,
and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious
versions of his predicament that are interesting even
to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman.
- Allen Tate

For some reason most critics have a hard time fixing
their minds directly under their noses,
and before they see the object that is there they use
a telescope upon the horizon to see where it came from.
- Allen Tate

Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be connected logically,
or even historically; even were the connection an historical fact,
they would not stand connected as art,
for no one experiences raw history.
- Allen Tate

At twelve I was determined to shoot only For honor;
at twenty not to shoot at all; I know at thirty-three
that one must shoot As often as one gets the rare chance -
In killing there is more than commentary.
- Allen Tate

According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire
is to have been a Confederate general,
and because I could not or would not become anything else,
I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about
the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
- Allen Tate

A poem may be an instance of morality,
of social conditions, of psychological history;
it may instance all its qualities,
but never one of them alone, nor any two or three;
never less than all.
- Allen Tate

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley PHOTO

Gather yourself by the sea shore and I will love you there.
Assemble yourself with wild things,
with songs of the sparrow and sea-foam.
Let mad beauty collect itself in your eyes
and it will shine - Calling me.
For I long for a man with nests of wild things in his hair.
A man who will Kiss the Flame.
- Jewel

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson PHOTO

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A question that sometimes drives me hazy:
am I or are the others crazy?
- Albert Einstein

Bold Light of Spirit:
Out of the darkness and into the light,
Open our eyes and behold such a sight.
Brilliance of day takes the place of the night,
Boldness and courage are swords of His Might.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ...
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best.
- William Arthur Ward

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

THE fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
- Carl Sandburg

To see the world in a grain of sand,
and to see heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hands,
and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

No poem is easily grasped; so why should any reader expect fast results?
- John Barton

A poem can have an impact, but you can't expect an
audience to understand all the nuances.
- Douglas Dunn

I was reading the dictionary.
I thought it was a poem about everything.
- Steven Wright

You don't make a poem with ideas, but with words.
- Stephane Mallarme

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
- Mark Strand

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.
- David Carradine

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally,
in the end, pleasure.
- Mark Strand

However, if a poem can be reduced to a prose sentence,
there can't be much to it.
- James Schuyler

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem,
with each painting being a single stanza.
- Robert Indiana

One will never again look at a birch tree,
after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
- Paul Muldoon

A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings -
about human feelings and frailties.
- Anne Stevenson

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every single soul is a poem.
- Michael Franti

The moment of change is the only poem.
- Adrienne Rich

A poem conveys not a message so much as the provenance of a message,
an advent of sense.
- Thomas Harrison

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
- Joyce Kilmer

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes;
to hear it is to see it with our ears.
- Octavio Paz

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A poem begins as a lump in the throat,
a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
- Robert Frost

I sometimes talk about the making of a poem within the poem.
- Howard Nemerov

A picture is a poem without words.
- Horace

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
- Richard Rosen

History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

A poem is true if it hangs together.
Information points to something else.
A poem points to nothing but itself.
- E. M. Forster

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means,
you have missed the body of the poem.
- M. H. Abrams

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
- Robert Frost

A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
- Paul Valery

The novel is born of disillusionment;
the poem,
of despair.
- Jose Bergamin

And at least in poetry you should feel free to lie.
That is, not to lie, but to imagine what you want,
to follow the direction of the poem.
- Mark Strand

A writer's work often reflects what he or she has been exposed to in life;
experiences which are the groundwork of a poem or a story.
- Eyvind Johnson


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