Robert Penn Warren

Robert Penn Warren

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Author Profession: US writer
Born: April 24, 1905
Died: September 15, 1989
Birth Sign: Taurus

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How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.

I don't expect you'll hear me writing any poems to the greater glory of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.

I've been to a lot of places and done a lot of things, but writing was always first. It's a kind of pain I can't do without.

For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.

The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it.

Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people, and in my observation one of the things they are most sensitive about is money.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

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