Marianne Moore (10 Quotations)
:: 1887-1972, American Poet
A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
~ Marianne Moore - [Editing and Editors]
As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.
~ Marianne Moore - [Trust]
Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.
~ Marianne Moore - [Egotism]
It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.
~ Marianne Moore - [Indecision]
My father used to say superior people never make long visits.
~ Marianne Moore - [Superiority]
Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
~ Marianne Moore - [Language]
Superior people never make long visits.
~ Marianne Moore - [Guests]
War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
~ Marianne Moore - [Peace]
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
~ Marianne Moore - [Critics and Criticism]
When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
~ Marianne Moore - [Judgment and Judges]
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