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Marianne Moore Quotes

(1887-1972), American Poet

We are suffering from too much sarcasm.

Category: Critics And Criticism

A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.

Category: Editing And Editors

Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.

Category: Egotism

Superior people never make long visits.

Category: Guests

It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.

Category: Indecision

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.

Category: Judgment And Judges

Poetry is all nouns and verbs.

Category: Language

War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.

Category: Peace

My father used to say superior people never make long visits.

Category: Superiority

As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.

Category: Trust