Most days I’ll be sharing some of the quotes that have inspired me, made me smile or just made me think. You can find these on weekdays on the Facebook page. I’ll be posting the full set here each week too and hope you’ll also share some of the quotes that have inspired you in the comments section below.

Classic Quotes (72): A Week in Words and Pictures #quotes #inspiration

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Classic Quotes #72

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power, the greater it will be.
~ Thomas Jefferson

Louis Aragon

Louis Aragon

I like beautiful poems, moving poetry, and all the beyond of that poetry. I am extraordinarily sensitive to those poor, marvelous words left in our dark night by a few men I never knew.
~ Louis Aragon, Treatise on Style

Louis MacNeice

Louis MacNeice

World is suddener than we fancy it.
~ Louis MacNeice, Collected Poems of Louis MacNeice

Richard Hugo

Richard Hugo

Don’t write with a pen. Ink tends to give the impression the words shouldn’t be changed.
~ Richard Hugo, The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing

Paul Celan

Paul Celan

Only one thing remained reachable, close and secure amid all losses: language. Yes, language. In spite of everything, it remained secure against loss.
~ Paul Celan

What’s inspired you this week?

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