I don't like political poetry, and I don't write it. If this question was pointing towards that, I think it is missing the point of the American tradition, which is always apolitical, even when the poetry comes out of politically active writers.
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John Drinkwater So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.
Bernice Johnson Reagon And I used to think that proof that I had religion was whether I knew how to sing all of the songs.
Ann Romney I love the fact that there are also women out there that don't have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too.
Nancy Pelosi Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people, that we have a responsibility to find our common ground, to seek it and to find it.
Robert Orben I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
Gerard De Nerval The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned.
Shirley MacLaine It's a big deal for me to say I'm over politics.
Rita Mae Brown Humor comes from self-confidence.
Georg C. Lichtenberg The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.
Timothy Murphy If one of us, any of us, any American is traveling in a town somewhere in America and a medical crisis hits them, for someone who is diabetic or perhaps has heart disease or some other problems, where do we get the records to determine what to do?
Joe Rogan Never stay in a bad marriage, and don't hang around with psycho coke fiends.
Vernon A. Walters Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.
Rip Torn Be your own politics, grow your own garden, and maybe you can help out more.
Anita Diament The Sabbath is a weekly cathedral raised up in my dining room, in my family, in my heart.
Kurt Busch Over the Thanksgiving holiday I took time to reflect on what is most important to me and realized I need to find a way to put the fun back into racing.
Greg Anderson Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.
Joe Murray Marriage should be a duet - when one sings, the other claps.
Shania Twain I do not see my family life in any way, shape, or form as an opportunity for a photo.
Cher Yes, it's a man's world, but that's all right because they're making a total mess of it. We're chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it's a difficult task, but it's not.
Walter Scott O! many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken!
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