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#455179 - 11/27/13 04:13 AM Jean Cocteau
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The role of the poet is not to prove, but to affirm
without producing any of the encumbering evidence which he possesses...
In the course of time, the slow discovery of this evidence gives the poet his place as seer.

     ~ Jean Cocteau
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#455541 - 11/30/13 06:33 AM Ernest Fenollosa [Re: victor-victim]
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Only scholars and poets feel painfully back along the thread of our etymologies
and piece together our diction, as best they may,
from forgotten fragments.

~ Ernest Fenollosa

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#455722 - 12/01/13 04:36 PM Re: Ernest Fenollosa [Re: victor-victim]
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GOOD GOD !!!!

Where do you find all this great stuff?!

Keep digging it up my friend ...

I love it.

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#455777 - 12/02/13 08:04 AM jose marti [Re: Shyshark]
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A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.
     ~ Jose Marti
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#455778 - 12/02/13 08:05 AM percy shelley [Re: Shyshark]
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Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
     ~ Percy Shelley

Artists are the engineers of the soul.
     ~ Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov  (Lenin)

Musical innovation is full of danger to the state,
for when modes of music change, the laws of the state always change with them.

     ~ Plato

All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
     ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
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#455779 - 12/02/13 08:06 AM john cage john keats samuel clemens [Re: Shyshark]
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I have nothing to say,
and I am saying it.
And that is poetry.

     ~ John Cage

Better to be silent
and thought a fool
than speak and remove all doubt.

     ~ Victor Koman

Noise proves nothing.
Often a hen who has merely laid an egg,
cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.

     ~ Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

Heard melodies are sweet,
but those unheard are sweeter.

     ~ John Keats

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
     ~ Martin Mull

Music is after silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible.
     ~ Aldous Huxley

Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
     ~ Victor Hugo

Music depicts time through the images of sound.
     ~ David Burliuk
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#456031 - 12/04/13 04:12 PM richard trench [Re: victor-victim]
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Words convey the mental treasures of one period to the generations that follow;
and laden with this, their precious freight,
they sail safely across gulfs of time in which empires have suffered shipwreck.

     ~ Richard Trench
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#457076 - 12/19/13 03:02 PM Rudyard Kipling [Re: victor-victim]
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Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.
     ~ Rudyard Kipling
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#457077 - 12/19/13 04:22 PM Rabbi Moshe Leib [Re: victor-victim]
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It is a known fact that words that come from the heart enter the heart.
     ~ Rabbi Moshe Leib
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#457078 - 12/19/13 04:27 PM samuel butler - arthur koestler [Re: victor-victim]
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Oaths are but words, and words but wind.
     ~ Samuel Butler


Words are so much air, but air will be wind and make ships sail.
     ~ Arthur Koestler
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#457079 - 12/19/13 04:32 PM Samuel Delaney [Re: victor-victim]
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If you reach a conclusion validly,
you don't store all the work notes and doodles you've amassed on the way.
Those are just the things conclusions are there to dispense with.

     ~ Samuel R. Delaney
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#457080 - 12/19/13 04:34 PM William Osler [Re: victor-victim]
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One should never spoil a good theory by explaining it.
     ~ Sir William Osler
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#457169 - 12/21/13 03:20 AM carl jung [Re: victor-victim]
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Words are animals, alive with a will of their own.
     ~ Carl Jung

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#457172 - 12/21/13 06:56 AM Charles Lutwidge Dodgson [Re: victor-victim]
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"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, "it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less."
"The question is,"
said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is,"
said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be master—that's all."

     ~ Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
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#457173 - 12/21/13 07:02 AM Ernesto Che Guevara Serna [Re: victor-victim]
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Words that do not match deeds are unimportant.
     ~ Ernesto Che Guevara Serna
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#459890 - 02/01/14 05:27 AM Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr [Re: victor-victim]
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Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
     ~ Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr (Novalis)
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#461681 - 02/28/14 12:08 AM Robert Frost [Re: victor-victim]
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A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
     ~ Robert Frost
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#461682 - 02/28/14 12:12 AM Aristotle [Re: victor-victim]
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Poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
     ~ Aristotle
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