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Creative Quotations from . . .
Jean Toomer
(1894-1967) born on
Dec 26
US author, poet. He was the "Harlem Renaissance" writer who wrote "Cane", 1933.
Perhaps . . . our lot on the earth is to seek and to search. Now and again we find just enough to enable us to carry on. I now doubt that any of us will completely find and be found in this life.

Talk about it only enough to do it. Dream about it only enough to feel it. Think about it only enough to understand it. Contemplate it only enough to be it.
Once a man has tasted creative action, then thereafter, no matter how safely he schools himself in patience, he is restive, acutely dissatisfied with anything else. He becomes as a lover to whom abstinence is intolerable.
We learn the rope of life by untying its knots.
We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: c. 1951.
R: "Essentials: Definitions and Aphorims," 1931.
A: In "The Lives of Jean Toomer," by Cynthia Kerman and Richard Eldridge, 1987.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "Definitions and Aphorisms," IV, 1931.

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