Quotes of the day, from sundry folk

1. “You’d be surprised how few people are willing to pay for theatre tickets when they aren’t your friends and family and have no personal connection to you whatsoever.” (Source.)

I am reading this advice as also applying to all forms of one’s art. I don’t see this as a bitter statement, just a matter-of-fact one.

2. “In truth, every great line of a poem contains a poet’s last words,” said Andrei Codrescu in an NPR commentary broadcast today. He was writing about poet Seamus Heaney’s last words and the speculation thereof.

3. “Many, many poems are too long; hardly any are too short.” — A quote from Lemony Snicket’s editing of a portfolio of poems in the new issue of Poetry magazine.

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