Friday, January 1, 2010

Surprise



I'm not surprised that I have sympathies with such a broad range of poetry: I'm surprised that everybody doesn't. -- Thom Gunn

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The truth. They make it consist of nothing they cannot prove. The greatest happiness they find in it is being able to put forward incontestable assertions. This is what they like, and they consider it a sign of prestige, a prerogative, a power, a dignity, etc., a liberation from error. -- Joubert

3 comments:

Gary B. Fitzgerald said...

Life's a mystery, ain't it? Go figure! Always comin' up sevens.

Poetry in nines.

Francisco Aragón said...

Great Gunn quote

Rachel Loden said...

Choice tidbits. Thanks for these.