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John Berryman
October 25, 1914 - January 7, 1972
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so.


Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot be arrested and pay no tax and, in general, bats have it made.


The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business.


I didn't want to be like Yeats; I wanted to be Yeats.


We must travel in the direction of our fear.


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