17 January 2008

Satisfaction and Complacency

"We are never without war, but people think because they're not personally getting shot or their foot run over by a tank or something that we're not in a war. And that's what constitutes peace for them. But that doesn't mean anything. That just means they're not in a war. Or they didn't notice that the tank was running over their foot. That goes back to what we were saying about satisfaction and complacency."

- Ed Dorn, "Poetry is a Difficult Labor" (Ed Dorn Live, p 133)

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