Mark Van Doren (5 Quotations)
:: 1894-1972, American Poet, Critic
The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
~ Mark Van Doren - [Teachers and Teaching]
The job of the poet is to render the world -- to see it and report it without loss, without perversion. No poet ever talks about feelings. Only sentimental people do.
~ Mark Van Doren - [Poetry and Poets]
To fail to love is not to exist at all.
~ Mark Van Doren - [Love]
To be what no one ever was, to be what everyone has been: Freedom is the mean of those extremes that fence all effort in.
~ Mark Van Doren - [Freedom]
Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
~ Mark Van Doren - [Wit]
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