James Merrill was born 3 March 1926 and died 6 February 1995.
- I’d like to think the scientists need us – but do they? Did Newton need Blake?
- Freedom to be oneself is all very well; the greater freedom is not to be oneself.
- Let the mind be, along with countless other things, a landing strip for sacred visitations.
- Before trying a novel I wrote a couple of plays. But those two plays left me on fresh terms with language. I didn’t always have to speak in my own voice.
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