Quotation by Vissarion Belinsky

Do not worry about the incarnation of ideas. If you are a poet, your works will contain them without your knowledge—they will be both moral and national if you follow your inspiration freely.
Vissarion Belinsky (1810–1848), Russian revolutionary writer. Quoted in Nadine Gordimer, "The Essential Gesture," The Essential Gesture, ed. Stephen Clingman (1988).
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