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The voice is raised, and that is where poetry begins. And even today, in the prolonged aftermath of modernism, in places where 'open form' or free verse is the orthodoxy, you will find a memory of that raising of the voice in the term 'heightened speech.'


James Fenton

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If traditional marriage is not the law of the land, the institution of the family will cease to exis...
JAMES DOBSON
Here's why I cannot vote for Rudy Giuliani. He's pro-abortion. He's never repudiated gay...
JAMES DOBSON
Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act...
JAMES AGATE
Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence.
JAMES BRYCE
Change is not always a good thing. What I need is not change from one thing to another but transform...
STEVEN JAMES
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the...
HENRY JAMES
We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.
WILLIAM JAMES
If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more...
JAMES BALDWIN
Kids who get called the worst names oftentimes find each other. That's how it was with us. Skeezie T...
JAMES HOWE
Kids who get called the worst names oftentimes find each other. That's how it was with us. Skeezie, ...
JAMES HOWE
Are you still mad at me?"
"Yes."
"I'll go back to sleep, then."
"Good.
E.L. JAMES
Nakedness has no color: this can come as news only to those who have never covered, or been covered ...
JAMES BALDWIN
Whenever two people meet there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, ...
WILLIAM JAMES
If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities, it becomes sick.
WILLIAM JAMES
Wealth is conspicuous, but poverty hides.
JAMES RESTON
I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.
HENRY JAMES
If you see the bandwagon you've missed it.
JAMES PHILLIPS
The conflict between the men who make and the men who report the news is as old as time. News may be...
JAMES RESTON
Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.
JAMES CARSWELL
I've outdone anyone you can name -- Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Strauss. Irving Berlin, he wrote 1,001 ...
JAMES BROWN
Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.
JAMES DUFFECY
That is ever the way. 'Tis all jealousy to the bride and good wishes to the corpse.
JAMES BARRIE
I learned from Bruce Lee, Be like water and Gil Grissom from CSI, Be like sponge.
JAMES DYE
The terrible fluidity of self-revelation.
HENRY JAMES
Success plus Self-esteem equals Pretensions.
WILLIAM JAMES
You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.
JAMES JOYCE
It is necessary to be slightly under employed if you are to do something significant.
JAMES WATSON
There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man's lack of faith in his true Self.
WILLIAM JAMES
Deep experience is never peaceful.
HENRY JAMES
The fatal futility of Fact.
HENRY JAMES
I can't say I haven't lied but I can say that I lied to tell the truth.
JAMES DYE
The great difference between present-day Christianity and that of which we read in these letters is ...
JAMES PHILLIPS
It is not something I must do but something I want to do
JAMES FIXX
Much of what we call evil is due entirely to the way men take the phenomenon. It can so often be con...
WILLIAM JAMES
It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaste...
WILLIAM JAMES
As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use.
WILLIAM JAMES
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
JAMES BRYCE
The Theory of Groups is a branch of mathematics in which one does something to something and then co...
JAMES NEWMAN
Cats and monkeys; monkeys and cats; all human life is there.
HENRY JAMES
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
JAMES THURBER