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Archibald MacLeish
(1892-1982) born on
May 07
US poet, playwright, teacher, public official. His concern for liberal democracy figured in much of his work, although his most memorable lyrics are of a more private nature.
         
   
F
What is more important in a library than anything else -- than everything else -- is the fact that it exists.

R
Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
A
I think you have to deal with the confused situation that we're faced with by seizing on the glimpses and particles of life, seizing on them and holding them and trying to make a pattern of them. In other words, trying to put a world back together again
N
The business of the law is to make sense of the confusion of what we call human life --to reduce it to order but at the same time to give it possibility, scope, even dignity.
K
A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Premise of Meaning," in "American Scholar," (Washington, D.C.), 5 Jun 1972.
R: "Riders on Earth," "Moonlighting on Yale Field," 1978.
A: In NY "Times," 5 Sep 1968.
N: "Apologia," in "Harvard Law Review," (Cambridge), Jun 1972.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
   


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