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6 Famous Quotes by Robert Penn Warren
4/24/1905 - 9/15/1989
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Warren, Robert Penn
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Committing yourself is a way of finding out who you are. A man finds his identity by identifying.

Identity Quotes, by Robert Penn Warren

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Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people, and in my observation one of the things they are most sensitive about is money.

Sensitivity Quotes, by Robert Penn Warren

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For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.

Autobiography Quotes, by Robert Penn Warren

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This is not remarkable, for, as we know, reality is not a function of the event as event, but of the relationship of that event to past, and future, events. We seem here to have a paradox: that the reality of an event, which is not real in itself, arises from the other events which, likewise, in themselves are not real. But this only affirms what we must affirm: that direction is all. And only as we realize this do we live, for our own identity is dependent upon this principal.

Paradox Quotes, by Robert Penn Warren

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A young man's ambition is to get along in the world and make a place for himself-half your life goes that way, till you're 45 or 50. Then, if you're lucky, you make terms with life, you get released. -Robert Penn Warren.

Children / youth Quotes, by Robert Penn Warren

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The poet is in the end probably more afraid of the dogmatist who wants to extract the message from the poem and throw the poem away than he is of the sentimentalist who says, "Oh, just let me enjoy the poem.".

Poetry Quotes, by Robert Penn Warren

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