Allen Tate Quotes

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Allen Tate quotes: For intellect is a mansion where waste is without drain ... For intellect is a mansion where waste is without drain ...
Allen Tate quotes: Men cannot live foreverBut they must die forever ... Men cannot live forever
But they must die forever ...
Allen Tate quotes: We know our endA packet of worm-seed, a garden of spent tissues. We know our end
A packet of worm-seed, a garden of spent tissues.
Allen Tate quotes: But in our age the appeal to authority is weak, and I am of my age. But in our age the appeal to authority is weak, and I am of my age.
Allen Tate quotes: The innocent mansion of a panther's heart! The innocent mansion of a panther's heart!
Allen Tate quotes: Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values. Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values.
Allen Tate quotes: The torrent of the reaching shadeBroke shadow into all its parts,What then had been of shadow madeFound exigence in fits and starts ... The torrent of the reaching shade
Broke shadow into all its parts,
What then had been of shadow made
Found exigence in fits and starts ...
Allen Tate quotes: In the cold morning the rested street stands upTo greet the clerk who saunters down the world. In the cold morning the rested street stands up
To greet the clerk who saunters down the world.
Allen Tate quotes: Let us begin to understand the argument.There is a solution to everything: Science. Let us begin to understand the argument.
There is a solution to everything: Science.
Allen Tate quotes: Yevgeny Yevtushenko is a ham actor, not a poet. Yevgeny Yevtushenko is a ham actor, not a poet.
Allen Tate quotes: Poets are mysterious, but a poet when all is said is not much more mysterious than a banker. Poets are mysterious, but a poet when all is said is not much more mysterious than a banker.
Allen Tate quotes: Therefore with idle hands and head I sitIn late December before the fire's dazePunished by crimes of which I would be quit. Therefore with idle hands and head I sit
In late December before the fire's daze
Punished by crimes of which I would be quit.
Allen Tate quotes: Peering, I heard the hooves come down the hill.The posse passed, twelve horse; the leader's faceWas worn as limestone on an ancient sill. Peering, I heard the hooves come down the hill.
The posse passed, twelve horse; the leader's face
Was worn as limestone on an ancient sill.
Allen Tate quotes: Genetic theories, I gather, have been cherished academically with detachment. Genetic theories, I gather, have been cherished academically with detachment.
Allen Tate quotes: The dusk runs down the lane driven like hail;Far off a precise whistle is escheatTo the dark; and then the towering weak and pale ... The dusk runs down the lane driven like hail;
Far off a precise whistle is escheat
To the dark; and then the towering weak and pale ...
Allen Tate quotes: Our loss put six feet under groundIs measured by the magnolia's root;Our gain's the intellectual soundOf death's feet round a weedy tomb. Our loss put six feet under ground
Is measured by the magnolia's root;
Our gain's the intellectual sound
Of death's feet round a weedy tomb.
Allen Tate quotes: Death's long anabasis. Death's long anabasis.
Allen Tate quotes: All the sea-gods are dead.You, Venus, come homeTo your salt maidenhead ... All the sea-gods are dead.
You, Venus, come home
To your salt maidenhead ...
Allen Tate quotes: Poets, in their way, are practical men; they are interested in results. Poets, in their way, are practical men; they are interested in results.
Allen Tate quotes: What was I saying? An Egyptian kingOnce touched long fingers, which are not anything. What was I saying? An Egyptian king
Once touched long fingers, which are not anything.
Allen Tate quotes: So face with calm that heritageAnd earn contempt before the age. So face with calm that heritage
And earn contempt before the age.
Allen Tate quotes: I thought I heard the dark pounding its headOn a rock, crying: Who are the dead? I thought I heard the dark pounding its head
On a rock, crying: Who are the dead?
Allen Tate quotes: How does one happen to write a poem: where does it come from? That is the question asked by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry. How does one happen to write a poem: where does it come from? That is the question asked by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry.
Allen Tate quotes: I had kept opaqueDown deeper than the canyons underseaThe sullen spectrum of a buried lakeNobody saw; not seen even by me ... I had kept opaque
Down deeper than the canyons undersea
The sullen spectrum of a buried lake
Nobody saw; not seen even by me ...
Allen Tate quotes: The twilight is long fingers and black hair. The twilight is long fingers and black hair.
Allen Tate quotes: In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower, neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem says apart from the words of the poem. In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower, neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem says apart from the words of the poem.
Allen Tate quotes: Men expect too much, do too little. Men expect too much, do too little.
Allen Tate quotes: Culture is the study of perfection, and the constant effort to achieve it. Culture is the study of perfection, and the constant effort to achieve it.
Allen Tate quotes: Other psychological theories say a good deal about compensation. Other psychological theories say a good deal about compensation.