„There's a hardness I'm seeing in modern people. Those little moments of goofiness that used to make the day pass seem to have gone. Life's so serious now.“

—  Douglas Coupland, Girlfriend in a Coma, Girlfriend in a Coma (1998)
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„As for the usefulness of poetry, its uses are many. It is the deification of reality. It should make our days holy to us. The poet should speak to all men, for a moment, of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten.“

—  Edith Sitwell British poet 1887 - 1964
Lecture "Young Poets" (1957) published in Mightier Than the Sword: The P.E.N. Hermon Ould Memorial Lectures, 1953-1961 (1964), p. 56 Variants: Poetry is the deification of reality. As quoted in Life magazine (4 January 1963) The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten. As quoted in The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women (1992) by Rosalie Maggio, p. 247

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