/files/images/authors/picture/george-oppen_quotes.png

George Oppen - Quotes

There are 8 quotes by George Oppen at 95quotes.com. Find your favorite quotations and top quotes by George Oppen from this hand-picked collection . Feel free to share these quotes and sayings on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr & Twitter or any of your favorite social networking sites.

Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.

Clarity, clarity, surely clarity is the most beautiful thing in the world, A limited, limiting clarity I have not and never did have any motive of poetry But to achieve clarity.

Truth, also is the pursuit of it. ---->>>

The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity.

The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty, of sincerity.

The situation of the Old Left was the theory of Socialist Realism, etc. It seemed pointless to argue. We stayed carefully away from people who wrote for the New Masses. ---->>>

A discrete series is a series of terms each of which is empirically derived, each one of which is empirically true. And this is the reason for the fragmentary character of those poems. ---->>>

A pure mathematical series would be one in which each term is derived from the preceding term by a rule. ---->>>

Things explain each other, not themselves. ---->>>

There are situations which cannot honorably be met by art. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-24, 1908
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Die: 07-07, 1984
Occupation: Poet
Website:

George Oppen (April 24, 1908 – July 7, 1984) was an American poet, best known as one of the members of the Objectivist group of poets. He abandoned poetry in the 1930s for political activism and later moved to Mexico to avoid the attentions of the House Un-American Activities Committee. He returned to poetry — and to the United States — in 1958, and received the Pulitzer Prize in 1969 (wikipedia)