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“He could read the phonebook and make it sound terrific.”

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source: describing Dylan Thomas in “A Useful Poetry,” interview by Wen Stephenson, The Atlantic, April 8, 1999.

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“My vocabulary dwells deep in my mind and needs paper to wriggle out into the physical zone. Spontaneous eloquence seems to me a miracle. I have rewritten—often several times—every word I have ever published.”

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source: June 5, 1962 interview at the St. Regis hotel in New York City, in Strong Opinions (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1973), 4.

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