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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.
         
   
F
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.

R
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
A good poet is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.
N
It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life.
K
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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