Early Morning in a New Year, Old Notebook

“One should not be too severe on English novels; they are the only relaxation of the intellectually unemployed.”

–Oscar Wilde

“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.”

–Salman Rushdie

“I hear the singing of the lives of women. They clear mystery, the offering, and pride.”

–Muriel Rukeyser

“You don’t have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.”

–John Ciardi

“We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.”

–John F. Kennedy

“There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there’s only narrative.”

–E.L. Doctorow

“Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true.”

–Niels Bohr

“All knowledge, the totality of all questions
and answers, is contained in the dog.”

–Franz Kafka – Investigations of the dog

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