Anna Akhmatova On Poetry And Love

Anna Akhmatova (June 23, 1889 – March 05, 1966) I am in the middle of it: chaos and poetry; poetry and love and again, complete chaos. Pain, disorder, occasional clarity; and at the bottom of it all: only love; poetry. Sheer enchantment, fear, humiliation. It all comes with love.

Edward Hirsch On Poetry

Edward M Hirsch (January 20, 1950 -) I would like to speak in my poems with what the Romantic poets called ‘the true voice of feeling.’ I believe, as Ezra Pound once said, that when it comes to poetry, ‘only emotion endures.’

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche On Endurance

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900) To those human beings who are of any concern to me I wish suffering, desolation, sickness, ill-treatment, indignities — I wish that they should not remain unfamiliar with profound self-contempt, the torture of self-mistrust, the wretchedness of the vanquished: I have no pity for them, …

Edward Hirsch On Poetry

Edward M Hirsch (January 20, 1950 -) I would like to speak in my poems with what the Romantic poets called ‘the true voice of feeling.’ I believe, as Ezra Pound once said, that when it comes to poetry, ‘only emotion endures.’

Sophia Loren On Solitude

Sophia Loren (September 20, 1934 -) Extravagant though it may sound, solitude is the filter of my soul. It nourishes me, and rejuvenates me. Left alone, I discover that I keep myself good company.