George Oppen Quotes

Top 14 wise famous quotes and sayings by George Oppen

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George Oppen quotes: The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity. The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity.
George Oppen quotes: Things explain each other, not themselves. Things explain each other, not themselves.
George Oppen quotes: [It is not] the poet's business to use verse as an advanced form of rhetoric, nor to give to political statements the aura of eternal truth. [It is not] the poet's business to use verse as an advanced form of rhetoric, nor to give to political statements the aura of eternal truth.
George Oppen quotes: What I like more than anything is to visit other islands... What I like more than anything is to visit other islands...
George Oppen quotes: It is necessary to study these words you have written, for the words have a longer history than you have and say more than you know. It is necessary to study these words you have written, for the words have a longer history than you have and say more than you know.
George Oppen quotes: Only one mistake, Ezra! You should have talked to women. Only one mistake, Ezra! You should have talked to women.
George Oppen quotes: There are situations which cannot honorably be met by art. There are situations which cannot honorably be met by art.