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Robert Penn Warren
(1905-1989) born on
Apr 24
US novelist, poet, critic, teacher. He was best-known for his treatment of moral dilemmas in a South beset by the erosion of traditional, rural values; first U.S. poet laureate, 1986.
         
   
F
The end of man is knowledge, but [man] can't know whether knowledge will save him or kill him; whether he is killed because of the knowledge which he has got or because of the knowledge which he hasn't got and which if he had it would save him.

R
Most writers are trying to find what they think or feel. . . . not simply working from the given, but toward the given, saying the unsayable and steadily asking, "What do I really feel about this?"
A
I think the greatest curse of American society has been the idea of an easy millennialism -- that some new drug, or the next election or the latest in social engineering will solve everything.
N
I've been to a lot of places and done a lot of things, but writing was always first. It's a kind of pain I can't do without.
K
A young man's ambition [is] to get along in the world and make a place for himself half your life goes that way, till you're 45 or 50. Then, if you're lucky, you make terms with life, you get released.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotations of Wit and Wisdom," ed. & John W. Garder et al., 1975.
R: In "National Observer," 6 Feb 1967.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "National Observer," 12 Mar 1977.
K: In NY "Times," 2 Jun 1981.
   


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