Mark Van Doren - Quotes

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The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.

Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.

Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark. ---->>>

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.

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.

When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all. ---->>>

Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.

Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.

To fail to love is not to exist at all. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: June 13, 1894
Birthplace:
Die: 12-10, 1972
Occupation: Poet
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Mark Van Doren (June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972) was an American poet, writer and critic, apart from being a scholar and a professor of English at Columbia University for nearly 40 years, where he inspired a generation of influential writers and thinkers including Thomas Merton, Robert Lax, John Berryman, Whittaker Chambers, and Beat Generation writers such as Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac (wikipedia)