Robinson Jeffers — American Poet born on January 10, 1887, died on January 20, 1962

John Robinson Jeffers was an American poet, known for his work about the central California coast. Much of Jeffers' poetry was written in narrative and epic form, but he is also known for his shorter verse and is considered an icon of the environmental movement. Influential and highly regarded in some circles, despite or because of his philosophy of "inhumanism," Jeffers believed that transcending conflict required human concerns to be de-emphasized in favor of the boundless whole. This led him to oppose U.S. participation in World War II, a stand that was controversial at the time... (wikipedia)

Imagination, the traitor of the mind, has taken my solitude and slain it.
Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us.
Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice.
He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse.
The love of freedom has been the quality of Western man.