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  • It's been a long, hard day and my own creativity is flagging. However, the following lines always inspire me:

    Robert Bly: 'On an early morning I think I shall live forever.'

    Orhan Pamuk: 'Poetry is consolation to life's miseries.'

    Virginia Woolf: 'The truth is that writing is the profound pleasure and being read the superficial.'

    And a more political one.
    Robert Bly again: 'A strange unrest hovers over the nation:/ This is the last dance...'
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