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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“Beauty is momentary in the mind / The fitful tracing of a portal; / But in the flesh it is immortal. / The body dies; the body's beauty lives.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The way through the world is more difficult to find than the way beyond it”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The poet is the priest of the invisible”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Thought is an infection. In the case of certain thoughts, it becomes an epidemic.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Most modern reproducers of life, even including the camera, really repudiate it. We gulp down evil, choke at good.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“All the great things have been denied and we live in an intricacy of new and local mythologies, political, economic, poetic, which are asserted with an ever-enlarging incoherence.”

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