Stephen Greenblatt Quotes

Stephen Greenblatt Quotes

Poems are difficult to silence.

Compared to the unleashed forces of warfare and of faith, Mount Vesuvius was kinder to the legacy of antiquity.

Art always penetrates the particular fissures in one's psychic life.

In short, it became possible - never easy, but possible - in the poet Auden's phrase to find the mortal world enough.

I began with the desire to speak with the dead.

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