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Salvatore Quasimodo Quotes

At the point when continuity was interrupted by the first nuclear explosion, it would have been too easy to recover the formal sediment which linked us with an age of poetic decorum, of a preoccupation with poetic sounds.
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The poet does not fear death, not because he believes in the fantasy of heroes, but because death constantly visits his thoughts and is thus an image of a serene dialogue.

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After the turbulence of death, moral principles and even religious proofs are called into question.

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Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.

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We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon, to the most bitter solitude.

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Religious power, which, as I have already said, frequently identifies itself with political power, has always been a protagonist of this bitter struggle, even when it seemingly was neutral.

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The antagonism between the poet and the politician has generally been evident in all cultures.

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Poetry is also the physical self of the poet, and it is impossible to separate the poet from his poetry.

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The writer of stories or of novels settles on men and imitates them; he exhausts the possibilities of his characters.

— Salvatore Quasimodo

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