Marianne Moore

Poet, Author

1887 – 1972

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Who was Marianne Moore?

Marianne Moore was an American Modernist poet and writer noted for her irony and wit.

Famous Quotes:

  • Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
  • We are suffering from too much sarcasm.
  • Superior people never make long visits.
  • My father used to say superior people never make long visits.
  • Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.
  • A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
  • It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.
  • When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
  • As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.
  • War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.

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Born
Nov 15, 1887
Kirkwood
Also known as
  • Marianne Craig Moore
  • Moore, Marianne
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bryn Mawr College
    Biology
    (1905 - 1909)
Employment

  • ( - 1915)
Died
Feb 5, 1972
New York City
Resting place
Evergreen Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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