Robinson Jeffers Quotes

8 Robinson Jeffers quotes:

"What but the wolf's tooth whittled so fine The fleet limbs of the antelope?What but fear winged the birds, and hunger Jewelled with such eyes the great goshawk's head?"
"Imagination, the traitor of the mind, has taken my solitude and slain it."
"A severed hand Is an ugly thing and man dissevered from the earth and stars and his history... for contemplation or in fact... Often appears atrociously ugly. Integrity is wholeness, the greatest beauty is Organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things, the divine beauty of the universe. Love that, not man Apart from that, or else you will share man's pitiful confusions, or drown in despair when his days darken."
Author: Jeffers Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes Contemplation Quotes
"Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us"
"The deep dark-shining Pacific leans on the land Feeling his cold strength To the outmost margins"
Author: Jeffers Quotes Category: Land Quotes
"Shiva... is the only hunter that will ever catch the wild swan;The prey she will take last is the wild white swan of the beauty of things.Then she will be alone, pure destruction, achieved and supreme,Empty darkness under the death-tent wings.She will build a nest of the swan's bones and hatch a new brood,Hang new heavens with new birds, all be renewed."
Author: Jeffers Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"It is good for man To try all changes, progress and corruption, powers, peace and anguish, not to go down the dinosaur's way Until all his capacities have been explored: and it is good for him To know that his needs and nature are no more changed, in fact, in ten thousand years than the beaks of eagles."
Author: Jeffers Quotes Category: Corruption Quotes Mankind Quotes
"To feel greatly, and understand greatly, and express greatly, the naturalBeauty, is the sole business of poetry.The rest's diversion: those holy or noble sentiments, the intricate ideas,The love, lust, longing: reasons, but not the reason."
Author: Jeffers Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes

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