The Resistance is a moral certainty, not a poetic one. The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone. His judgment belongs to a creative order; it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture.
More Quotes from Salvatore Quasimodo:War, I have always said, forces men to change their standards, regardless of whether their country has won or lost.
The enemy of the Resistance, for all his shouting, is today only a shadow, without much strength. His voice is more impersonal than his proposals.
He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak about the world and the torment in the world through man, rationally and emotionally. The poet then becomes a danger.
Europeans know the importance of the Resistance; it has been the shining example of the modern conscience.
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
My readers at that time were still men of letters; but there had to be other people waiting to read my poems.
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