— David Yezzi American poet 1966
Interview with Ernest Hibert (2006)
„It is outrageous that a strictly abstemious reader should sit in judgement on a poet a little drunk.“
Iniurium est de poeta male sobrio lectorem abstemium iudicare.
— David Yezzi American poet 1966
— Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969
„The poet creates it; the people by recitation recreate it. Poet and reader (hearer) are moments of the same reality.“
— Edward Hirsch 1950
How to Read a Poem And Fall in Love with Poetry (1998)
„Sitting in a metropolis like Delhi, it’s easy to pass a judgement that laws are being misused. But we should look at the larger reality where the laws are yet to reach the minimum standards of use.“
— Flavia Agnes Indian activist and lawyer 1947
On the claim that India's anti-dowry laws are being misused, as quoted " Women mis(using) laws to get even? http://www.tribuneindia.com/1999/99oct19/nation.htm#7" The Tribune (19 October 1999)
„In the old romanticism the poem was an uncommon effect of common experience on the poet. All interest in the poem centred in this mysterious capacity of the poet for overfeeling, for being overaffected. In Poe the old romanticism ended and the new romanticism began. That is, the interest was broadened to include the reader: the end of the poem was pushed ahead a stage, from the poet to the reader. The uncommon effect of experience on the poet became merely incidental to the uncommon effect which he might have on the reader. Mystery was replaced by science; inspiration by psychology.“
— Laura Riding Jackson poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer 1901 - 1991
"What is a Poem?" from Anarchism Is Not Enough (London: Jonathan Cape, 1928)
„If the pages of this book contain some successful verse, the reader must excuse me the discourtesy of having usurped it first. Our nothingness differs little; it is a trivial and chance circumstance that you should be the reader of these exercises and I their author.“
— Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
"To the Reader" ["A quien leyere"], preface to Fervor of Buenos Aires [Fervor de Buenos Aires] (1923)
„Unless and until you have developed a heart inundated with compassion, do not sit on the seat of judgement.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
Seventy Seven Thousand Service-Trees series 1-50 (1998), #2861, Part 3
„The Author to the Reader
I’ve read that Luther said (it’s come to me
So often that I’ve made it into meter):
And even if the world should end tomorrow
I still would plant my little apple-tree.
Here, reader, is my little apple-tree.“
— Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965
A Sad Heart at the Supermarket: Essays & Fables (1962), epigraph, p. vi
„It should be no news to anyone that the perceptual judgements of individuals can be unreliable for a range of reasons. The challenge, in science, is to arrange the observable situation in such a way that the reliance on such judgements is minimised if not eliminated.“
— Alan Chalmers, kniha What Is This Thing Called Science?
What Is This Thing Called Science? (Third Edition; 1999), Chapter 2, Observation as practical intervention, p. 21.
„The Judge should certainly consider what is happening around him, but his interpretation should strictly be judicial.“
— Mohammad Hidayatullah 11th Chief Justice of India 1905 - 1992
Speech By Mr. S. G. Page, Government Pleader, High Court, Bombay, Made On Monday, 28 September, 1992, His interpretation on the view once expressed by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru that a Judge should also keep in mind the social values while delivering his Judgment.
— Zenon Pylyshyn Canadian philosopher 1937
Computation and cognition, 1984, p. 130
„But metre itself implies a passion, i. e. a state of excitement, both in the Poet's mind, & is expected in that of the Reader.“
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
Letters, Letter to William Sotheby (13 July 1802)