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Marianne Moore (November 15, 1887 - February 5, 1972) was a Modernist American poet and writer.

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A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.

As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.
War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
My father used to say superior people never make long visits.
Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.
Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.
We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
Any valentine that is written Is as the vendange to the vine.