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Atlantis will rise again.
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Fact is based upon vulgar matter.
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Forgive me if I sleep until I wake up.
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I am happy to have some friends here in the kitchen.
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I couldn't write a canto if I sat down and deliberately tried. My interest is not in cantos. It's in another condition of a song.
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I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire.
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I don't live for poetry. I live far more than anybody else does.
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I hope you're representing the devil's advocate.
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I remember way back when I was young, 10 years ago.
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I sound like Homer. I mean Winslow Homer.
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I was playing catch with the European audience.
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I'm one of the cliches that has grown up.
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I'm sorry, but I was born with a towel on my head.
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I'm trying to climb up both walls at once.
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I've been very lucky, very lucky.
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Sounds like I'm in a hell of a trap.
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The Canadian voice is still too rustic.
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The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow.
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The poem, for me, is simply the first sound realized in the modality of being.
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The whole living thing of creation is that moment when you know what you feel or do.
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There is a grace of life which is still yours, my dear Europe.
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This country has been unconscious, and it's got to awake. That's my belief.
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This morning of the small snow I count the blessings, the leak in the faucet which makes of the sink time, the drop of the water on water.
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This nation is going to hell right now because it finally got caught up with itself.
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Until I'm beaten, I'm still boss.
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We all want what's been suddenly disallowed.
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We're all moving, moving, moving. Isn't it nice?
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Whatever you have to say, leave the roots on, let them dangle, And the dirt, Just to make clear where they come from.
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When will government cease being a nuisance to everybody?
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You can do anything, literally, right? That's one of the exciting possibilities of the present.
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You can read everybody. It's not even interesting to tell the truth because to some extent it's false.
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You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life - that's my trouble.
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