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|'THE POEM' In 1927, the year following William Carlos Williams's receipt of the |
Dial Award for poetry, the Dial's editor, Marianne Moore, observed: "Egotism is
usually subversive of sagacity. . . . We seem now to require a corrective, . . . care
|MARIANNE. MOORE. (1887-1972) POET A writer is unfair to himself when he is |
unable to be hard on himself. Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity. Humor
saves a few steps, it saves years. I am governed by the pull of a sentence as the ...
|They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything |
worth doing is worth doing well. The truth is, many things are worth doing ... 8
Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity. MARIANNE MOORE (1 887-1 972),
|–TOM RYAN Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. —|
FRANKLEAHY I own and operate a ferocious ego. –BILL MOYERS Egotism is
usually subversive of sagacity. –MARIANNE MOORE ining solo in a celebrity den
, it was ...
|She contrasts to that the less elegant prose of the "Downright Scholar," whose "|
awkwardness is often an excellence" and whose " 'mind is too ... Indeed, she
goes on to assert that "Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity" - especially for
|Loving is the only sure road out of darkness, the only serum known that cures self|
-centeredness. - M'Ckuen, Roger Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when
you leave. - Mizner, Wilson Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity. - Moore ...
|But literary "neatness" implies a certain decorum of manner as of matter. A theme |
had, like a house, better not have "the appearance of having been thrown out of
its own windows." Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity. Critical remarks at ...
|Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity. Critical remarks at all events, which are |
uncongenial to the object of them, are often uncongenial to others, and having
had a great deal of such careless grandeur, we seem now to require a corrective
|Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity" ,2. In that spirit, "The Wood Weasel", "|
determination's totem", is for her a "noble little warrior", but no patronizing tone is
implied in the adjective, which just acknowledges an actual dimension.