Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Aphorisms are Back

Hat tip to Tyler Cowen over at MR for the pointer. These are from Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958), one of the greatest Spanish poets of the 20th century.

The true poet reanimates in his work, in abbreviated form, the complete
history of poetry.

The rose: how can it be naked and clothed, all at the same time?

In order to read many books, buy just a few.

I am humble among the serious, proud among the vain.

3 comments:

Becca said...

I concur with the third aphorism. It does work that way, actually....

liam. said...

i also agree with the third and find it well-stated...

dave said...

ha. and i esp. like the last one.