Eugenio Montale was an Italian poet who received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1975. He was born on this day, October 12 in the year 1896.He passed away in 1981 at the age of 84.
Here are some words of wisdom to motivate especially aspiring writers.
“The poet does not know – often he will never know – whom he really writes for.”
“Slowly poetry becomes visual because it paints images, but it is also musical: it unites two arts into one.”
“Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection.”
“Today not even a universal fire could make the torrential poetic production of our time disappear. But it is exactly a question of production, that is, of hand-made products which are subject to the laws of taste and fashion.”
“Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready.”
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