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Basil Bunting
March 3, 1900 - 1985
Nationality: British
Category: Poet
Subcategory: British Poet

The mystic purchases a moment of exhilaration with a lifetime of confusion; and the confusion is infectious and destructive. It is confusing and destructive to try and explain anything in terms of anything else, poetry in terms of psychology.


Always carry a corkscrew and the wine shall provide itself.


To appreciate present conditions, collate them with those of antiquity.


Can a moment of madness make up for an age of consent?


Whether you listen to a piece of music, or a poem, or look at a picture or a jug, or a piece of sculpture, what matters about it is not what it has in common with others of its kind, but what is singularly its own.


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