Creative Quotations for Jun 13 from William Butler Yeats

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Jun 7, 1997, 3:00:00 AM6/7/97

Creative Quotations for Jun 13 from William Butler Yeats

On Foraging:
Art bids us touch and taste and hear and see the world, and shrinks
from what Blake calls mathematic form, from every abstract form, from
all that is of the brain only.

On Reflecting:
Out of our quarrels with others we make rhetoric. Out of our quarrels
with ourselves we make poetry.

On Adopting:
A line will take us hours maybe;/ Yet if it does not seem a moment's
thought,/ Our stitching and unstitching has been naught.

On Nurturing:
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by

On Knuckling Down:
Too long a sacrifice/ Can make a stone of the heart.

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) born on Jun 13
Irish poet, dramatist; Leader of Irish literary renaissance; Founded
Abbey Theater, Dublin.

Regards, FRANK

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