Robert Graves Quotes

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What we now call 'finance' is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love. -Robert Graves
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There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either. -Robert Graves
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If there's no money in poetry, neither is there poetry in money. -Robert Graves
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The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity. -Robert Graves
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Love is a universal migraine A bright stain on the vision Blotting out reason. -Robert Graves
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If I were a girl, I'd despair. The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. -Robert Graves
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Marriage is a contradiction in terms of endearment. -Robert Graves
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Why do men so eagerly take the leash of marriage into their mouths as if it was going to be just a walk in the park. -Robert Graves
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A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure. -Robert Graves
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The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good. -Robert Graves
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A perfect poem is impossible. Once it had been written, the world would end. -Robert Graves
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Kill if you must, but never hate: Man is but grass and hate is blight, The sun will scorch you soon or late, Die wholesome then, since you must fight -Robert Graves
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We forget cruelty and past betrayal, Heedless of where the next bright bolt may fall. -Robert Graves
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There's no money in poetry, but there's no poetry in money, either -Robert Graves
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This seems to me a philosophical question, and therefore irrelevant, question. A poet's destiny is to love. -Robert Graves
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I don't answer questions about conjectures. -Robert Graves
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Fact is not truth, but a poet who willfully defies fact cannot achieve truth. -Robert Graves
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I was thinking,
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What we now call ''finance'' is, I hold, an intellectual perversion of what began as warm human love. -Robert Graves
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In love as in sport, the amateur status must be strictly maintained. -Robert Graves
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Religious fanaticism is the most dangerous form of insanity. -Robert Graves
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I love, therefore I am. -Robert Graves
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but [I] had sworn on the very day of my demobilization never to be under anyone's orders for the rest of my life. Somehow I must live by writing. -Robert Graves
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You don't want captains in the army who know too much or think too much. -Robert Graves
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To bring the dead to life / Is no great magic. / Few are wholly dead: / Blow on a dead man's embers / And a live flame will start. -Robert Graves
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Because the world is in a sick condition and we are all somehow infected, against our will, even if we think we are whole in mind and soul and body. -Robert Graves
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time is not the stable moving-staircase that prosemen have for centuries pretended it to be, but an unaccountable wibble-wobble -Robert Graves
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