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A special kind of beauty exists which is born in language, of language, and for language.
To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
Written language must be considered as a particular psychic reality. The book is permanent; it is an object in your field of vision. It speaks to you with a monotonous authority which even its author would not have. You are fairly obliged to read what is written.
Poetry is one of the destinies of speech.... One would say that the poetic image, in its newness, opens a future to language.
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