This applies to more than poems and poets.
“The poem resists. It resists coming into being. It resists eloquence. It resists transmitting unpleasant or embarrassing knowledge. It resists grammatical constraints. It resists moving away from simple utterance. It resists revision. It resists completion. It resists success. Hopefully, the poet resists as well.” —
“You always know the mark of a coward. A coward hides behind freedom. A brave person stands in front of freedom and defends it for others.” —Henry Rollins - Talk is Cheap Volume 1 (1998)
“It’s better to know 1000 things about a few things than to know just a little about 1000 things.” —John Danaher (via forcedistancetime)
“I do not consider myself less ignorant than most people. I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me. My story is not a pleasant one; it is neither sweet nor harmonious, as invented stories are; it has the taste of nonsense and chaos, of madness and dreams—like the lives of all men who stop deceiving themselves.” —Herman Hesse, Demian (via nightmarebrunette)