Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Quote of the Day

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Portrait of John Keats by William Hilton

The genius of poetry must work out its own salvation in a man: it cannot be matured by law and precept, but by sensation and watchfulness in itself…In “Endymion,” I leaped headlong into the sea, and thereby have become better acquainted with the soundings, the quicksands, and the rocks, than if I had stayed upon the green shore, and piped a silly pipe, and took tea and comfortable advice.

—John Keats

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July 7, 2015 at 7:30 am

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  1. great quote, you need to immerse yourself in living to understand it fully


    July 7, 2015 at 7:54 am

  2. @Alec, this is just what I needed to read this early morning!


    July 8, 2015 at 12:53 am

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