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American Poet whose work explores the interaction of reality and what man can make of reality in his mind. 1879-1955
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I can't make head or tail of Life. Love is a fine thing, Art is a fine thing, Nature is a fine thing; but the average human mind and spirit are confusing beyond measure. Sometimes I think that all our learning is the little learning of the maxim. To laugh at a Roman awe-stricken in a sacred grove is to laugh at something today.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Union of the weakest develops strength not wisdom. Can all men, together, avenge one of the leaves that have fallen in autumn? But the wise man avenges by building his city in snow.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Just as my fingers on the keys / Make music, so the selfsame sounds / On my spirit make a music, too. / Music is feeling, then, not sound.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We say God and the imagination are one . . . How high that highest candle lights the dark.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The imagination is man's power over nature.”

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