"John Robinson Jeffers" was an United States/American poet, known for his work about the central California coast. Most of Jeffers' poetry was written in narrative and Epic poetry/epic form, but today he is also known for his short verse, and considered an icon of the environmentalism/environmental movement. Once influential and highly regarded, despite his stated 'inhumanism', Jeffers thought transcending conflict required human concerns to be de-emphasized in favor of the boundless whole. This led him to oppose US participation in WW2, a stand that was widely seen as misanthropic or nihilist, and destroyed his reputation.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous poets! More Robinson Jeffers on Wikipedia.
It is good for man To try all changes, progress and corruption, powers, peace and anguish, not to go down the dinosaur's way Until all his capacities have been explored: and it is good for him To know that his needs and nature are no more changed, in fact, in ten thousand years than the beaks of eagles.Robinson Jeffers
A severed hand Is an ugly thing and man dissevered from the earth and stars and his history... for contemplation or in fact... Often appears atrociously ugly. Integrity is wholeness, the greatest beauty is Organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things, the divine beauty of the universe. Love that, not man Apart from that, or else you will share man's pit.Robinson Jeffers