Michael--Do you know to whom Wilde was referring with this quote? Just wondering. It sounds like it has a story.
Cindy-- It's from The Picture of Dorian Gray In Chapter 4 I believe. The text of the paragraph it is from follows:"A great poet, a really great poet, is the most unpoetical of all creatures. But inferior poets are absolutely fascinating. The worse their rhymes are, the more picturesque they look. The mere fact of having published a book of second-rate sonnets makes a man quite irresistible. He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize."
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