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After every war someone has to tidy up.
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All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
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All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
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All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.
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Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.
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Even the worst book can give us something to think about.
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Every beginning is only a sequel, after all, and the book of events is always open halfway through.
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Get to know other worlds, if only for comparison. I am near, too near for him to dream of me.
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I cannot speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry. At that point, life itself takes over again.
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I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life's wisdom.
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I like being near the top of a mountain. One can't get lost here.
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I slide my arm from under the sleeper's head and it is numb, full of swarming pins, on the tip of each, waiting to be counted, the fallen angels sit.
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I started earning a living as a poet rather early on.
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I'm drowning in papers.
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In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
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Is a decision made in advance really any kind of choice.
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It's just not easy to explain to someone else what you don't understand yourself.
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Keep up the good work, if only for a while, if only for the twinkling of a tiny galaxy.
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Let the people who never find true love keep saying that there's no such thing. Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die.
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Life lasts but a few scratches of the claw in the sand.
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Nothing can ever happen twice. In consequence, the sorry fact is that we arrive here improvised and leave without the chance to practice.
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Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum. There is a spirit of Polish poetry.
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Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind.
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Poorly prepared for the dignity of life, I barely keep up with the pace of the action imposed. Reality demands.
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Somewhere out there the world must have an end.
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Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words, and later try hard to make them seem light.
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This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
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Though I may deny poets their monopoly on inspiration, I still place them in a select group of Fortune's darlings.
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You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
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