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Edward Hoagland Quotes

A writers work is to witness things.
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In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.

— Edward Hoagland

Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga - stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts.

— Edward Hoagland

A writer's work is to witness things.

— Edward Hoagland

Animals used to provide a lowlife way to kill and get away with it, as they do still, but, more intriguingly, for some people they are an aperture through which wounds drain. The scapegoat of olden times, driven off for the bystanders sins, has become a tender thing, a running injury. There, running away is me: hurt it and you are hurting me.

— Edward Hoagland

True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.

— Edward Hoagland

No birdcall is the musical equal of a clarinet blown with panache.

— Edward Hoagland

It would be hard to define chaos better than as a world where children decide they don't want to live.

— Edward Hoagland

There is a time of life somewhere between the sullen fugues of adolescence and the retrenchments of middle age when human nature becomes so absolutely absorbing one wants to be in the city constantly, even at the height of summer.

— Edward Hoagland

It's incongruous that the older we get, the more likely we are to turn in the direction of religion. Less vivid and intense ourselves, closer to the grave, we begin to conceive of ourselves as immortal.

— Edward Hoagland

Indeed, if "biology is chemistry with history," as somebody has said, then nature writing is biology with love.

— Edward Hoagland

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