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John Crowe Ransom

American,  Poet
Total Quotes : 13
Impatient Destructive

But we moderns are impatient and destructive.

- John Crowe Ransom

Which Sure Prose

He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose, in which event he may be sure that the result will not fall into any objective form.

- John Crowe Ransom

Modernism Undefined

And yet what is Modernism? It is undefined.

- John Crowe Ransom

Art Other Plays

For no art and no religion is possible until we make allowances, until we manage to keep quiet the enfant terrible of logic that plays havoc with the other faculties.

- John Crowe Ransom

Very Otherwise Till

Till now poets were privileged to insert a certain proportion of nonsense - very far in excess of one-half of one per cent - into their otherwise sober documents.

- John Crowe Ransom

New How Perfectly

And how can poetry stand up against its new conditions? Its position is perfectly precarious.

- John Crowe Ransom

Made Free Verse Form

Their free verse was no form at all, yet it made history.

- John Crowe Ransom

How Had Should

The arts generally have had to recognize Modernism - how should poetry escape?

- John Crowe Ransom

Rhymes Accident Relation

Now between the meanings of words and their sounds there is ordinarily no discoverable relation except one of accident; and it is therefore miraculous, to the mystic, when words which make sense can also make a uniform objective structure of accents and rhymes.

- John Crowe Ransom

Harmony Things Inner Life

It is a miracle of harmony, of the adaptation of the free inner life to the outward necessity of things.

- John Crowe Ransom

Waiting Prose Poetic

When critics are waiting to pounce upon poetic style on exactly the same grounds as if it were prose, the poets tremble.

- John Crowe Ransom

Critic Poet Too

Too much is demanded by the critic, attempted by the poet.

- John Crowe Ransom

Year New Will

Or he can work it out as a metrical and formal exercise, but he will be disappointed in its content. The New Year's prospect fairly chills his daunting breast.

- John Crowe Ransom