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Born in December 8, 1913 / Died in July 11, 1966 / United States / English

Quotes by Delmore Schwartz

All poets' wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives.
I always cause those who are near to me more suffering than pleasure.
Existentialism means that no one else can take a bath for you.
The Jew is at once alienated and indestructible; he is in exile from his own country and in exile even from himself, yet he survives the annihilating fury of history.
I am of Russian-Jewish distraction.
I admired my father very much... at the age of sixteen. But now I see that he was a brutal and cruel man, - but not without remorse, and that was what tortured us, his alternations.
Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
I should like you to consider this letter as a resignation; I want to resign as one of your most studious and faithful admirers.
Even paranoids have real enemies.
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
Love is the tact of every good, The only warmth, the only peace.
Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.