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OK, I don’t really like it when people use quotations to say their way is the right way to do…anything! It’s like quoting the Bible. You can find something to twist around and support any view you like. But…since I’m going away this morning, alone, for a poetry retreat, I did enjoy these two quotations to bolster my feeling of "rightness," my feeling that right now, it’s alone time that I need:
"Contact with other people does not lead to art; it leads to conversation."
–Robert Bly, RTE Radio 1
"Poetry, like crime, can only be accomplished in absolute privacy and secrecy."
–Franz Wright, Contemporary Poetry Review
Ha! I don’t think these are correct in all cases, but they’re clever and made me smile!