Salvatore Quasimodo Quotes

- Notable Salvatore Quasimodo Quotes Index -

Born: August 20, 1901, Modica, Syracuse, Italy
Birth Country: Italy
Died: Naples, Italy, June 14, 1968
Occupation: Author

1.
He passes from lyric to epic poetry in order to speak about the world and the torment in the world through man, rationally and emotionally. The poet then becomes a danger.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

2.
In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man's dreams, man's illness, man's redemption from the misery of poverty - poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

3.
Poetry is also the physical self of the poet, and it is impossible to separate the poet from his poetry.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

4.
Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

5.
Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

6.
Thus, the poet's word is beginning to strike forcefully upon the hearts of all men, while absolute men of letters think that they alone live in the real world.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

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