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Quotation by William Carlos Williams
You know what? Poets are being pursued by the philosophers today out of the poverty of philosophy. God damn it, you might think a man had no business to be writing, to be a poet unless some philosophic stinker gave him permission.
William Carlos Williams (1883–1963), U.S. poet. Letter, January 14, 1944, to James Laughlin. William Carlos Williams and James LaughlinSelected letters, ed. H. Witemeyer (1989).
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