I Hate Clever-Cleverness

I hate clever-cleverness, but I love good honest cleverness.

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My Strong Suits Coming From Poetry

My strong suits, coming from poetry, will naturally be description, which I love doing. It comes very easily, and possibly structure, up to a point.

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I Was Never Given A Sense That Poetry Was Something Flowery Or Light

At school, I was never given a sense that poetry was something flowery or light. It’s a complex and controlled way of using language. Rhythms and the music of it are very important. But the difficulty is that poetry makes some kind of claim of honesty.

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It Is Not Enough To Do One Most Also Become

It is not enough to do, one must also become. I wish to be wiser, stronger, better. This– ‘I held out my hands’– this thing that is me is incomplete. It is only the raw material with which I have to work. I want to make it better than I received it.

Louis L’Amour Quotes (Author of Last of the Breed). (2020). Retrieved 22 March 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/858.Louis_L_Amour

Often I Hear People Say They Do Not Have Time To Read

Often I hear people say they do not have time to read. That’s absolute nonsense. In the one year during which I kept that kind of record, I read twenty-five books while waiting for people. In offices, applying for jobs, waiting to see a dentist, waiting in a restaurant for friends, many such places. I read on buses, trains, and plains. If one really wants to learn, one has to decide what is important. Spending an evening on the town? Attending a ball game? Or learning something that can be with you your life long?

Louis L’Amour Quotes (Author of Last of the Breed). (2020). Retrieved 22 March 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/858.Louis_L_Amour