Eugenio Montale

There is poetry even in prose, in all the great prose which is not merely utilitarian or didactic: there exist poets who write in prose or at least in more or less apparent prose millions of poets write verses which have no connection with poetry.

Eugenio Montale

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Robert Louis Stevenson Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
Bodhidharma Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.
Jerry Saltz All art comes from other art, and all immigrants come from other places.
Marianne Williamson I want to be a cheerleader for women who have never even considered running for office or being involved in a campaign, but who in the quietness of their hearts might think, 'Why not me?'
Elizabeth Gilbert I myself have never been enchanted by the dream of the white wedding, and, heaven help us, the expectation that this exquisitely catered event should be 'the happiest moment' of one's life.
Jonathan Kozol By far the most important factor in the success or failure of any school, far more important than tests or standards or business-model methods of accountability, is simply attracting the best-educated, most exciting young people into urban schools and keeping them there.
Jennifer Aniston To talk about a relationship trivializes something that's nobody's business.
Ambrose Bierce Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
Zelda Fitzgerald We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.
Rachel Weisz I don't believe your soul mate has to share your politics.
James Madison Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
Vanessa Marcil What makes a woman beautiful is her loyalty to and her friendships with other women, and her honesty with men.
Paul Valery War: a massacre of people who don't know each other for the profit of people who know each other but don't massacre each other.
Natan Sharansky By helping readers understand these mechanics, I hope they will appreciate why freedom is for everyone, why it is essential for our security and why the free world plays a critically important role in advancing democracy around the globe.
Paul Walker I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.
Thomas Friedman Rock stars get room keys, I get business cards.
Jonathan Kozol I believe we need a national amendment which will guarantee every child in America the promise of not just an equal education but a high-quality equal education.
Bertrand Russell There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.
Zbigniew Brzezinski Look at Islam in a rational manner and without demagoguery or emotion. It is the leading religion of the world with 1.5 billion followers.
Garrett Hedlund It's funny - I read that women look to chiseled-faced guys for one-night stands, and to round-faced guys for marriage. When I'm rounder in the face, I like to say, 'This is my long-term look.' Or 'This is my wife-and-kids look right here.'

Eugenio Montale

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