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Allen Tate Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Allen Tate.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poets have said that the reason to have children is
to give yourself immortality.
Immortality? Now that I have five children,
my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast
possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets,
how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald

We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.
- John Fowles

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
- Walt Whitman

Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars -
mere globs of gas atoms.
I, too, can see the stars on a desert night,
and feel them.
But do I see less or more?
- Richard P. Feynman

Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
- T. S. Eliot

Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people,
and in my observation one of the things they are most
sensitive about is money.
- Robert Penn Warren

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is
bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables.
Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
- Thomas Aquinas

The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
- T. S. Eliot

Maybe there are three or four really good poets in a generation.
- Kenneth Koch

They say poets write mostly for themselves;
if anyone else likes it,
well and good, if not, it doesn't matter;
certainly,
not to me.
- Tom Glazer

All poets' wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives.
- Delmore Schwartz

Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
- Samuel Beckett

In Russia all tyrants believe poets to be their worst enemies.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Well, we all start thinking we're going to be Romantic rock stars,
but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets.
- George Murray

Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone
they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.
- James Broughton

The trouble with the performance poets is that they
don't seem to have read anything.
So there is not a real sense of the poetic tradition in their work.
- Peter Davison

American poets celebrate their bodies,
very specifically, as Whitman did.
- Diane Wakoski

Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense -
very far in excess of one-half of one per cent -
into their otherwise sober documents.
- John C. Ransom

If poets were realistic, they wouldn't be poets.
- Peter Davison

But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?
- H. P. Lovecraft

In every age poets and social reformers have tried
to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler
life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
- Alfred Marshall

The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read
only with a dictionary to help.
- Carl Sandburg

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back.
Rhyme is still the most effective drum.
- Jean Giraudoux

When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style
on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose,
the poets tremble.
- John C. Ransom

I think of poets as outlaw visionaries in a way.
- Jim Jarmusch

Women make us poets, children make us philosophers.
- Malcolm De Chazal

The community of poets I belong to is not as close as it used to be,
if only for the fact that our lives have become busier:
jobs,
children, and the like.
- John Barton

It's easy to understand why the most beautiful poems
about England in the spring were written by poets living in Italy at the time.
- Philip Dunne

Many poets write books.
They'll tell you: Well, I've got my next book,
but there are two poems I need to write,
one about x, one about y. This is a wonder to me.
- Sharon Olds

I don't think it's by accident that I was first attracted
to translating two French women poets.
- Marilyn Hacker

The American public does not know poets exist.
- James Broughton

All that a critic, as critic, can give poets is the
deadly encouragement that never ceases to remind them
of how heavy their inheritance is.
- Harold Bloom

Poets, like whores, are only hated by each other.
- William Wycherley

Rarest of the real poets are born poets.
They are the oddballs, not the professors.
- James Broughton

Saints have no moderation, nor do poets,
just exuberance.
- Anne Sexton

It's difficult to get films made, especially films about poets.
- Dougray Scott

I hate the whole race.
There is no believing a word they say,
your professional poets, I mean there never existed
a more worthless set than Byron and his friends for example.
- Arthur Wellesley

Great men are rare, poets are rarer,
but the great man who is a poet,
transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
- John Drinkwater

At the age of 18 all young poets are sure they will be dead at 21 -
of old age.
- Marguerite Young

Travelers are like poets.
They are mostly an angry race.
- Richard Burton


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