War, I have always said, forces men to change their standards, regardless of whether their country has won or lost.
More Quotes from Salvatore Quasimodo:Thus, the poet's word is beginning to strike forcefully upon the hearts of all men, while absolute men of letters think that they alone live in the real world.
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
The antagonism between the poet and the politician has generally been evident in all cultures.
Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid.
After the turbulence of death, moral principles and even religious proofs are called into question.
From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and starts a diary that is lethal to the inert. The dark landscape yields a dialogue.
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