Talk:Robert Penn Warren

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  • History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.
  • I think the greatest curse of American society has been the idea of an easy millennialism — that some new drug, or the next election or the latest in social engineering will solve everything.
  • Poets, we know, are terribly sensitive people, and in my observation one of the things they are most sensitive about is money.
  • Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write.
  • The past is always a rebuke to the present.