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Randall Jarrell
(1914-1965) born on
May 06
US critic, poet, novelist. He is noted for his critical writing in "The Woman at the Washington Zoo," 1960.
One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.

I see at last that all the knowledge
I wrung from the darkness -- that darkness flung me --
Is worthless as ignorance: nothing comes from nothing
The darkness from the darkness. Pain comes from the darkness
And we call it wisdom. It is pain.
A good poet is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.
It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life.
The climate of our culture is changing. Under these new rains, new suns, small things grow great, and what was great grows small; whole species disappear and are replaced.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Third Book of Criticism."
R: From "My QuoteList...," by Sanjay; an internet collection of quotations.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: Pictures from an Institution, iv. 9
K: From "My QuoteList...," by Sanjay; an internet collection of quotations.

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