Robert Graves: No Poetry in Money

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Robert Graves Money Quote saying money is difficult to romanticize in prose, but there’s no reward in that effort anyway. Poets can’t earn a living at working the words of finance. Robert Graves said:
 
Robert Graves No Poetry in Money
 

“There is no money in poetry, but then there is no poetry in money” — Robert Graves

 

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This quote by Robert Graves suggests that while poetry does not directly earn money or lead to financial gain, pursuing money alone does not lead to true creative expression or art.

The money quote draws a distinction between poetry, which is a creative artistic endeavor, and money, which is a practical necessity but does not necessarily inspire great works of literature or self-expression.

In other words, one should not expect to get rich from poetry, nor should the pursuit of wealth alone cultivate great poetry – the two domains of money and creative works of art do not perfectly overlap according to this interpretation.

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