Have little care that Life is brief, And less that art is long. Success is in the silences, Though fame is in the song.
I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
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|Birth:||15th April, 1861|
|Death:||8th June, 1929|
Bliss Carman was born in Fredericton, in the Maritime province of New Brunswick. He was a Canadian poet who lived most of his life in the United States, where he achieved international fame. He was acclaimed as Canada's poet laureate during his later years. He remained a poet, supplementing his art with critical commentaries on literary ideas, philosophy, and aesthetics. In 1906 Carman received honorary degrees from UNB and McGill University. Carman was elected a corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1925. The Society awarded him its Lorne Pierce Gold Medal in 1928. He was awarded a medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1929.
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