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Robert Graves
(1895-1985) born on
Jul 26
English novelist, poet, writer. He authored more than 120 novels, books of poetry and criticism; best known for his historical novel, "I, Claudius," 1934.
         
   
F
Civilization has gotten further and further from the so-called 'natural' man, who uses all his faculties: perception, invention, improvisation.

R
Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer.
A
To bring the dead to life
Is no great magic.
Few are wholly dead:
Blow on a dead man's embers
And a live flame will start.
N
Nine-tenths of English poetic literature is the result either of vulgar careerism or of a poet trying to keep his hand in. Most poets are dead by their late twenties.
K
Never use the word 'audience.' The very idea of a public, unless the poet is writing for money, seems wrong to me. Poets don't have an 'audience': They're talking to a single person all the time.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: To Bring the Dead to Life
N: Quoted in: Observer (London, 11 Nov. 1962).
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
   


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