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by Dan Simmons

Literature and Writing Quotes in Hyperion

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #4

Prison always has been a good place for writers, killing, as it does the twin demons of mobility and diversion. (3.75)

Martin Silenus, meet Oscar Wilde, Voltaire, and Cervantes.

Quote #5

To be a true poet is to become God. (3.86)

We would never call Silenus cocky, but that's just because he would probably take it as a compliment.

Quote #6

Poetry is only secondarily about words. Primarily, it is about truth. (3.91)

It's true: so much does depend on a red wheelbarrow. Like truth itself. How's that for a higher calling?

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