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Louise Bogan Quotes

It is not possible, for a poet, writing in any language, to protect himself from the tragic elements in human life ... [ellipsis in source] Illness, old age, and death
subjects as ancient as humanity
these are the subjects that the poet must speak of very nearly from the first moment that he begins to speak.
— Louise Bogan —

O remember
In your narrowing dark hours
That more things move
Than blood in the heart.

— Louise Bogan

The Initial Mystery that attends any journey is: how did the traveler reach his starting point in the first place?

— Louise Bogan

Perhaps this very instant is your time.

— Louise Bogan

At midnight tears
Run into your ears.

— Louise Bogan

Pasture, stone wall, and steeple,
What most perturbs the mind:
The heart-rending homely people,
Or the horrible beautiful kind?

— Louise Bogan

Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.

— Louise Bogan

Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or evil, stupidity.

— Louise Bogan

But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell.

— Louise Bogan

Poetry is often generations in advance of the thought of its time.

— Louise Bogan

Up from the bronze, I saw Water without a flaw Rush to its rest in air Reach to its rest, and fall.

— Louise Bogan

The fact, and the intuition or logic about the fact, are severe coordinates in fiction. In the short story they must cross with hair-line precision.

— Louise Bogan

O fortunate bride, who never again will become elated after
childbirth!
O lucky older wife, who has been cured of feeling unwanted!

— Louise Bogan

The art of one period cannot be approached through the attitudes (emotional or intellectual) of another.

— Louise Bogan

What we suffer, what we endure, what we muff, what we kill, what we miss, what we are guilty of, is done by us, as individuals, in private.

— Louise Bogan

All art, in spite of the struggles of some critics to prove otherwise, is based on emotion and projects emotion.

— Louise Bogan

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