Man is a creation of desire,not a creation of need.
True poetry is a function of awakening. It awakens us, but it must retain the memory of previous dreams.
Childhood lasts all through life. It returns to animate broad sections of adult life. . . . Poets will help us to find this living childhood within us, this permanent, durable immobile world
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.
The human being taken in his profound reality as well as in his great tension of becoming is a divided being, a being which divides again, having permitted himself the illusion of unity for barely an instant. He divides and then reunites.
The world is intense before becoming complex.
Two half philosophers will probably never a whole metaphysician make.
One must always maintain ones connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort.
Ideas are invented only as correctives to the past. Through repeated rectifications of this kind one may hope to disengage an idea that is valid.
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
There is no original truth, only original error.
Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.
Childhood lasts all through life. It returns to animate broad sections of adult life.... Poets will help us to find this living childhood within us, this permanent, durable immobile world.