Randall Jarrell Quotes (147 quotes)
“I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.”
As quoted in Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Times (1993) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 391
“The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.”
The Taste of the Age, The Saturday Evening Post (1958-07-26) [p. 290] - Kipling, Auden & Co: Essays and Reviews 1935-1964 (1980)
“If we meet an honest and intelligent politician, a dozen, a hundred, we say that they aren't like politicians at all, and our category of politician stays unchanged; we know what politicians are like.”
The Intellectual in America (1955), from A Sad Heart at the Supermarket (1962)
“The climate of our culture is changing. Under these new rains, new suns, small things grow great, and what was great grows small; whole species disappear and are replaced.”
A Sad Heart at the Supermarket, Daedalus, vol. 89, no. 2 (Spring 1960); published in A Sad Heart at the Supermarket (1962)
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Picture Source: WikipediaRandall Jarrell
Born: May 6, 1914
Died: October 14, 1965 (aged 51)
Occupation: Poet, critic
Bio: Randall Jarrell was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and the 11th Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position that now bears the title Poet Laureate.