Laura Riding

The end of poetry is not to create a physical condition which shall give pleasure to the mind... The end of poetry is not an after-effect, not a pleasurable memory of itself, but an immediate, constant and even unpleasant insistence upon itself.

Laura Riding

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Jean Racine Is a faith without action a sincere faith?
Keith Miller Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.
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Charles Schumer A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.
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Lord Byron Friendship is Love without his wings!
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Laura Riding

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