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Quotation by William Butler Yeats
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.
William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Irish poet, playwright. letter, Feb. 27, 1895, to the editor of the Dublin Daily Express. Collected Letters, vol. 1, ed. John Kelly (1986).
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