Marianne Moore — American Poet born on November 15, 1887, died on February 05, 1972

Marianne Craig Moore was an American Modernist poet, critic, translator, and editor. Her poetry is noted for formal innovation, precise diction, irony, and wit... (wikipedia)

Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.
As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.
Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage.
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
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.

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