Quotations by Robert Penn Warren
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Born: Monday, April 24, 1905
Died: Friday, September 15, 1989 (84 years old)
For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.
(Keywords: Autobiography, Self)
How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.
(Keywords: Life, Poems)
I don't expect you'll hear me writing any poems to the greater glory of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.
(Keywords: Glory, Poems, Writing)
I've been to a lot of places and done a lot of things, but writing was always first. It's a kind of pain I can't do without.
(Keywords: First, Pain, Writing)
Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people, and in my observation one of the things they are most sensitive about is money.
(Keywords: Money, People, Observation, Poets)
The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.
(Keywords: Life, End, Light, Man, May, Myth)
The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it.