Robert Penn Warren Quotes

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The Friend of Your Youth is the only friend you will ever have, for he does not really see you. He sees in his mind a face that does not exist anymore, speaks a name - Spike, Bud, Snip, Red, Rusty, Jack, Dave - which belongs to that now nonexistent face but which by some inane doddering confusion of the universe is for the moment attached to a not happily met and boring stranger. But he humors the drooling doddering confusion of the universe and continues to address politely that dull stranger by the name which properly belongs to the boy face and to the time when the boy voice called thinly across the late afternoon water or murmured by a campfire at night or in the middle of a crowded street said, 'Gee, listen to this-'On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble; His forest fleece the Wrekin heaves-'' The Friend of Your Youth is your friend because he does not see you anymore. And perhaps he never saw you. What he saw was simply part of the furniture of the wonderful opening world. Friendship was something he suddenly discovered and had to give away as a recognition of and payment for the breathlessly opening world which momently divulged itself like a moonflower. It didn't matter a damn to whom he gave it, for the fact of giving was what mattered, and if you happened to be handy you were automatically endowed with all the appropriate attributes of a friend and forever after your reality is irrelevant. The Friend of Your Youth is the only friend you will ever have, for he hasn't the slightest concern with calculating his interest or your virtue. He doesn't give a damn, for the moment, about Getting Ahead or Needs Must Admiring the Best, the two official criteria in adult friendships, and when the boring stranger appears, he puts out his hand and smiles (not really seeing your face) and speaks your name (which doesn't really belong to your face), saying, 'Well, Jack, damned glad you came, come on in, boy!

Robert Penn Warren
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if-you-could-not-accept-past-its-burden-there-was-no-future-for-without-one-there-cannot-be-other-robert-penn-warren
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if-you-want-him-to-do-it-youve-got-to-change-picture-world-inside-his-head-robert-penn-warren
ive-been-to-lot-places-done-lot-things-but-writing-was-always-first-its-kind-pain-i-cant-do-without-robert-penn-warren
history-is-not-melodrama-even-if-it-usually-reads-like-that-robert-penn-warren
the-image-that-fiction-presents-is-purged-distractions-confusions-accidents-ordinary-life-robert-penn-warren
what-is-man-but-his-passion-robert-penn-warren
to-be-american-is-not-matter-blood-it-is-matter-idea-history-is-image-that-idea-robert-penn-warren
if-you-are-idealist-it-does-not-matter-what-you-do-what-goes-on-around-you-because-it-isnt-real-anyway-robert-penn-warren
the-poem-is-not-thing-we-see-it-is-rather-light-by-which-we-may-see-robert-penn-warren
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