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The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express ...
The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious.
We do not quite say that the new is more valuable because it fits in; but its fitting in is a test of its value--a test, it is tru ...
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from ...
We must believe that "emotion recollected in tranquillity" is an inexact formula. For it is neither emotion, nor recollection, nor ...
It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labour.
Art never improves, but ... the material of art is never quite the same.
The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.
Cynicism is intellectual dandyism without the coxcomb's feathers.
Good art however "immoral" is wholly a thing of virtue. ... Good art can NOT be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true wi ...
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