„A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.“

Squares and Oblongs, in Poets at Work (1948), p. 170

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englischer Schriftsteller 1907 - 1973

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„A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else can be only a footnote.“

—  Yevgeny Yevtushenko Russian poet, film director, teacher 1932 - 2017

Andrew R. MacAndrew (trans.) A Precocious Autobiography (1963; repr. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1965) p. 7.

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„God loves only those who are not concerned with anything else.“

—  Muhammad ibn Abd al-Jabbar ibn al-Hasan al-Niffari

Quelle: The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam (2004), p. 80

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„A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.“

—  O. Henry American short story writer 1862 - 1910

“Makes the Whole World Kin,” Sixes and Sevens (1911)

„I'm no novelist. Or anything else, I suppose, except, just possibly a poet, once in a while.“

—  Vernon Scannell British boxer and poet 1922 - 2007

Scannell's diary entry - 28 December 1966 James Andrew Taylor - Walking Wounded: The Life and poetry of Vernon Scannell O U P 2013 ISBN 9780199603183

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„Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.“

—  Alexander Graham Bell scientist and inventor known for his work on the telephone 1847 - 1922

As quoted in Sophia's Fire (2005) by Sango Mbella, p. 133.

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„I was kind of doing this before I did anything else.“

—  St. Vincent (musician) American singer-songwriter 1982

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„Decorative and edifying. That is what I want art to be before anything else.“

—  Maurice Denis French painter 1870 - 1943

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„Let me hold on to this the way it was, before I knew anything else.“

—  David Levithan American author and editor 1972

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„Men of God, before anything else, are indispensable to the furtherance of the kingdom of God on earth.“

—  Edward McKendree Bounds clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church South 1835 - 1913

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