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Allen Tate Quotes and Sayings

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I believe the term modulation denotes in music the
uninterrupted shift from one key to another:
I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.
- Allen Tate

Serious poetry deals with the fundamental conflicts
that cannot be logically resolved:
we can state the conflicts rationally,
but reason does not relieve us of them.
- Allen Tate

Experience means conflict, our natures being what they are,
and conflict means drama.
- Allen Tate

What is the poem, after it is written? That is the question.
Not where it came from or why.
- Allen Tate

 

Other psychological theories say a good deal about compensation.
- Allen Tate

There is probably nothing wrong with art for art's
sake if we take the phrase seriously,
and not take it to mean the kind of poetry written
in England forty years ago.
- Allen Tate

Religion is the sole technique for the validating of values.
- Allen Tate

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I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms,
dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry;
all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.
- Allen Tate

Genetic theories, I gather, have been cherished academically with detachment.
- Allen Tate

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower,
neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem
says apart from the words of the poem.
- Allen Tate

How does one happen to write a poem:
where does it come from? That is the question asked
by the psychologists or the geneticists of poetry.
- Allen Tate

Men expect too much, do too little.
- Allen Tate

The mission for the day is to encourage students to
think beyond traditional career opportunities,
prepare for future careers and entrance into the workplace.
- Allen Tate

We know the particular poem, not what it says that we can restate.
- Allen Tate

But in our age the appeal to authority is weak,
and I am of my age.
- Allen Tate

The innocent mansion of a panther's heart!
- Allen Tate

The only real evidence that any critic may bring before
his gaze is the finished poem.
- Allen Tate

Poets, in their way, are practical men;
they are interested in results.
- Allen Tate

Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued
to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak,
in criticism, of form.
- Allen Tate

The Spring I seek is in a new face only.
- Allen Tate

A poem may be an instance of morality,
of social conditions, of psychological history;
it may instance all its qualities,
but never one of them alone, nor any two or three;
never less than all.
- Allen Tate

So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be,
and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious
versions of his predicament that are interesting even
to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman.
- Allen Tate

According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire
is to have been a Confederate general,
and because I could not or would not become anything else,
I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about
the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
- Allen Tate

Narcissism and the Confederate dead cannot be connected logically,
or even historically; even were the connection an historical fact,
they would not stand connected as art,
for no one experiences raw history.
- Allen Tate

For some reason most critics have a hard time fixing
their minds directly under their noses,
and before they see the object that is there they use
a telescope upon the horizon to see where it came from.
- Allen Tate

At twelve I was determined to shoot only For honor;
at twenty not to shoot at all; I know at thirty-three
that one must shoot As often as one gets the rare chance -
In killing there is more than commentary.
- Allen Tate

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford PHOTO

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
- Theodore Roosevelt

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Believe in yourself. Dream big dreams.
Set important goals. Take action on those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't believe in killing whatever the reason!
- John Lennon

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

I don't believe that imagining is enough.
- Bono

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Believe in yourself.
- Anonymous

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie.
I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave.
And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
- H.L. Mencken

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Have a Vision, a Dream.
Believe in that Vision.
Live that Vision with every fiber of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

You can, when you believe you can.
- Anonymous

If you believe that a task will be difficult, it will be -
and you will have suffered with worry beforehand.
Approach life with joy and optimism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide


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