Keith Douglas Quotes

How can I live among this gentle absolescent breed of heroes, and not weep? Unicorns, almost, for they are falling into two legends in which their stupidity and chivalry are celebrated. Each, fool and herb, will be an immortal.
Keith Douglas (1920-1944), British poet. Aristocrats (l. 9-14). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.
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