Archibald MacLeish Quotes (56 quotes)
“Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.”
Moonlighting on Yale Field, Riders on Earth (1978).
“It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.”
Return from the Excursion, Riders on Earth (1978).
“Journalism is concerned with events, poetry with feelings. Journalism is concerned with the look of the world, poetry with the feel of the world.”
A continuing journey (1968 edition)
“The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.”
In Praise of Dissent, New York Times, 16 December 1956
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsArchibald MacLeish
Born: May 7, 1892
Died: April 20, 1982 (aged 89)
Occupation: Poet, playwright, essayist, lawyer
Bio: Archibald MacLeish was an American poet, writer, and the Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the Modernist school of poetry. He received three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.