Quotation by John Ashbery

Well, it is a good experience, to divest oneself of some tested ideals, some old standbys,
And even finding nothing to put in their place is a good experience,
Preparing one, as it does, for the consternation that is to come.
John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "Variations, Calypso and Fugue on a Theme of Ella Wheeler Wilcox."
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