Linda Hogan Quotes

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Linda Hogan Quotes

I longed to be a flowering branch,
the sea in its rocking, an unguessed world.
Even now it seems so much as if the body was only
the desire of the planet,
as if it could turn itself into the universe
both together, the same,
— Linda Hogan —

Walking, I can almost hear the redwoods beating. And the oceans are above me here, rolling clouds, heavy and dark. It is winter and there is smoke from the fires. It is a world of elemental attention, of all things working together, listening to what speaks in the blood. Whichever road I follow, I walk in the land of many gods, and they love and eat one another. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.

— Linda Hogan

I think of that word, power, and what it means. It means you feed your people, you help the world. I never understood what else there was to it

— Linda Hogan

Oblivion, she thought. That was the world she lived in. It was what they should name some countries, towns, and places.

— Linda Hogan

The real ceremony begins where the formal one ends, when we take up a new way, our minds and hearts filled with the vision of earth that holds us within it, in compassionate relationship to and with our world.

— Linda Hogan

To be a hero you always have to betray something or someone.

— Linda Hogan

For every inch of skin, there is memory. Devils are so made. Saints, too, if you believe in them. His humanity has been broken as an old walking stick that once held up a crippled man named Thomas. He realizes the stick and the man are one thing and he can fall. He has violated the laws beneath the laws of men and countries, something deeper, the earth and the sea, the explosions of trees. He has to care again. He has to be water again, rock, earth with its new spring wildflowers and its beautiful, complex mosses.

— Linda Hogan

We make art out of our loss.

— Linda Hogan

The crocodile doesn't harm the bird that cleans his teeth for him. He eats the others but not that one.

— Linda Hogan

Telling about our lives is important for those who come after as, for those who will see our experience as part of their own historical struggle.

— Linda Hogan

It has seemed so strange to me that the larger culture, with its own absence of spirit and lack of attachment for the land, respects these very things about Indian traditions, without adopting those respected ways themselves.

— Linda Hogan

Poetry is a string of words that parades without a permit.

— Linda Hogan

Between earth and earth's atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant; there is never a drop more, never a drop less. This is a story of circular infinity, of a planet birthing itself.

— Linda Hogan

When men decide in their secretly dark or hungry hearts to work their own will, there is little that can stop them. They have inner weather, sometimes unpredictable.

— Linda Hogan

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