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He can develop sense and style, in the manner of ...
by John C. Ransom

He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose,
in which event he may be sure that the result will
not fall into any objective form.
- John C. Ransom

When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style
on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose,
the poets tremble.
- John C. Ransom

Or he can work it out as a metrical and formal exercise,
but he will be disappointed in its content.
The New Year's prospect fairly chills his daunting breast.
- John C. Ransom

And yet what is Modernism? It is undefined.
- John C. Ransom

 

It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the
free inner life to the outward necessity of things.
- John C. Ransom

Too much is demanded by the critic, attempted by the poet.
- John C. Ransom

The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism -
how should poetry escape?
- John C. Ransom

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Their free verse was no form at all,
yet it made history.
- John C. Ransom

For no art and no religion is possible until we make allowances,
until we manage to keep quiet the enfant terrible of
logic that plays havoc with the other faculties.
- John C. Ransom

Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense -
very far in excess of one-half of one per cent -
into their otherwise sober documents.
- John C. Ransom

But we moderns are impatient and destructive.
- John C. Ransom

And how can poetry stand up against its new conditions?
Its position is perfectly precarious.
- John C. Ransom

Now between the meanings of words and their sounds
there is ordinarily no discoverable relation except one of accident;
and it is therefore miraculous,
to the mystic, when words which make sense can also
make a uniform objective structure of accents and rhymes.
- John C. Ransom

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Recognize that "suffering is optional," and develop daily habits
that support living a joyful and productive life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks
for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward is a step toward
achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination,
the whole world opens up to you.
- Susan Sarandon

Food can become such a point of anxiety -
not because it's food,
but just because you have anxiety.
That's how eating disorders develop.
- Vanessa Carlton

Having inner beauty is something you develop on your own,
and I like to think I have that.
- Cindy Margolis

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence,
our servant may prove to be our executioner.
- Omar N. Bradley

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

Develop success from failures.
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
- Dale Carnegie

Develop a passion for learning.
If you do, you will never cease to grow.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop
a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
- Les Brown

We all lose our looks eventually.
Better develop your character and interest in life.
- Jacqueline Bisset

Our goal is to show that you can develop a robust,
safe manned space program and do it at an extremely low cost.
- Burt Rutan

We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives
to leverage our key learnings.
- Scott Adams

In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do,
and no one can explain why women are affected most
often from the waist down.
- Annette Funicello

The sport in Scouting is to find the good in every boy and develop it.
- Robert Powell

You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body -
by judicious,
daily exercise.
- Grenville Kleiser

Campaign staffers develop the ability to sleep through anything.
- Mary Cheney

It is what makes the reform process an art,
not just a science.
You have to develop a strategy that tells you what
reform measures you should follow and in what sequence.
- Vaclav Klaus

Somehow I kept my head above water.
I relied on the discipline, character,
and strength that I had started to develop as that
little girl in her first swimming pool.
- Esther Williams

You might think that it would he the natural desire
of every man to develop as an independent personality,
but this does not seem to be true.
- Herbert Read

I felt like I was flying without a net.
But once I realized that the audience was my partner,
I was flying a jet, because the people would allow
me to develop the character on stage.
- Loretta Swit

People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.
- Emily Dickinson

Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters.
- Nora Roberts

The only thing you're taking out of here is your spirit and your soul,
so we need to be conscious to try and develop that part of ourselves,
because we're all spiritual creatures.
- Smokey Robinson

In every decision we make and in every policy we develop,
we are committed to protecting those who cannot protect themselves...
the very young and the very old.
- Mike Rounds

If every human being disappeared off the face of the earth in an instant,
the earth would still keep spinning and the planet
would develop new life forms.
- Graham Nash

I'm always looking for ways to develop as an artist,
especially as a jazz artist-to find different ways of testing my voice.
- Cassandra Wilson

One cannot escape the harsh fact that as a ministerial profession,
the priesthood has very serious problems.
They are not new.
They did not develop yesterday or last year.
- Andrew Greeley

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things,
you develop the habit in little matters.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.
- Colin Powell

I don't know whether a poem has be there to help to develop something.
I think it's there for itself, for what the reader finds in it.
- Marilyn Hacker

In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine,
individuals are unable to develop fully.
- Friedrich Schiller

We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift,
uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and
use it for the Glory of God and for the liberation struggle of our people.
- Louis Farrakhan

Canada has great natural resources, and its people
have the spirit and ability to develop them.
- Charles E. Wilson

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it.
To some men of early performance it is useless.
To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
- Thomas Hardy

My playing started to develop through the Miles Davis
stuff I was listening to.
- Robert Quine

The strength of the playing ability is much more important.
Only if the strength of the opponent's playing ability is comparable,
does the game develop.
- Vladimir Kramnik

Read.
Read.
Read.
Just don't read one type of book.
Read different books by various authors so that you
develop different styles.
- R. L. Stine

Even though I was theatrically trained,
learning to develop a character was an awesome experience.
- Corin Nemec

By constant self-discipline and self-control you can
develop greatness of character.
- Grenville Kleiser

One of the main points about travelling is to develop
in us a feeling of solidarity,
of that oneness without which no better world is possible.
- Ella Maillart

When you work with somebody for a long period of time,
you develop a shorthand with everything.
- Beck

Playing an alien gave me plenty of scope,
and I was able to develop it once I became a member of the team.
- Sarah Sutton

Russia should support globalization.
The Internet can develop in Russia in a very speedy way.
- Anatoly Chubais

If you become president, you're guaranteed to develop some nervous habit.
- Rich Little

Once you lose everything, what's the worst that's going
to happen to you? You develop a self-assurance.
- Roberto Goizueta

I believe you'll develop speed via strength work which includes hill running,
either repeats, or running hilly courses as the Kenyans do on a steady basis.
- Bill Rodgers

A neighborhood friend showed me how it was possible
to go to a camera shop and pick up chemicals for pennies...
literally...
and develop your own film and make prints.
- Leonard Nimoy

It's strategic for us - lots of people will develop applications in .NET.
- Miguel de Icaza

But I was also a big mouth, I started to develop a
troubled relationship with Harry Shorten.
- Gil Kane

For people who are really talented, what you don't
say becomes extremely important.
You have to judge what to say and what to leave alone
so you can let the talent develop.
- Itzhak Perlman


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