A Poet's Advice
e. e. cummings A poet is somebody who feels, and who expresses his feeling through words.[[MORE]] This may sound easy. It isn’t. A lot of people think or believe or know they feel-but that’s thinking or believing or knowing; not feeling. And poetry is feeling-not knowing or believing or thinking. Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can...
Manhattan: The Great American Desert
New York is a city of movement. If I walk rapidly I feel at ease, but if I stop for a moment I am troubled Jean-Paul Sartre, 1946 [[MORE]] Manhattan: The Great American Desert I knew very well that I would like New York. But I thought that I would be able to like it immediately, as I had immediately liked the red bricks of Venice and the somber, massive houses of London. I did not know that...
The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the...– Дмитри Карамазов Фёдор Достоевский, Братья Карамазовы (1880)
No man is an Iland, intire of itselfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Manor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for...