Joseph E Bird

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The poets are wrong.

“The poets are wrong of course. … But then poets are almost always wrong about facts. That’s because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth: which is why the truth they speak is so true that even those who hate poets by simple and natural instinct are exalted and terrified by it.”

— William Faulkner from The Town

Poets…yeah, what he said.

“Poets are always taking the weather so personally.  They’re always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.”

Teddy McArdle, from Teddy, by J.D. Salinger



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