Louise Bogan quote

"At midnight tears Run into your ears."

Louise Bogan

Born: August 11, 1897

Die: February 4, 1970

Occupation: Poet

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...in a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart.

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At midnight tears Run into your ears.

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I don't like quintessential certitude.

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

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I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!

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No more pronouncements on lousy verse. No more hidden competition. No more struggling not to be a square.

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Perhaps this very instant is your time.

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Because language is the carrier of ideas, it is easy to believe that it should be very little else than such a carrier.

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Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or evil, stupidity.

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Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.

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

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The intellectual is a middle-class product; if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it, in order to exist. He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.

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

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Women have no wilderness in them They are provident instead Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts To eat dusty bread.

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I'll lie here and learn How, over their ground, Trees make a long shadow And a light sound.

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True revolutions in art restore more than they destroy.

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

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

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I hope that one or two immortal lyrics will come out of all this tumbling around.

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We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears after midnight.

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Everything you say or allow into your eyes or ears becomes data that is stored in your heart. That data is later replayed during your prayer. If you want to know what is filling your heart, look at what...

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Take the blinders from your vision take the padding from your ears and confess you've heard me crying and admit you've seen my tears.

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The next time you look into the mirror, just look at the way the ears rest next to the head; look at the way the hairline grows; think of all the little bones in your wrist. It is a miracle. And the dance...

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Frank O'Hara

I take this for myself, and you take up the thread of my life between your teeth, tin thread and tarnished with abuse, you shall still hear as long as the beast in me maintains its taciturn power to close...

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But music seems to me to be the most closely identified with my soul. I mean, I feel that it’s the best for me. It just gets into the bloodstream so quickly, for no reason at all. You can close your...

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Walt Whitman

My words itch at your ears till you understand them

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Suzanne Collins

It starts at midnight.

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Sophie Kinsella

There's nothing like your mother's sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears.

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Kristin Cashore

Your face will freeze like that, you know, Kat," Raffin said helpfully to Katsa. "Maybe I should rearrange your face, Raff," said Katsa. "I should like smaller ears," Raffin offered. "Prince Raffin has...

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Billy Collins

A sentence starts out like a lone traveler heading into a blizzard at midnight, tilting into the wind, one arm shielding his face, the tails of his thin coat flapping behind him.

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John Heilemann

You have two choices, [Plouffe] told Obama. You can stay in the Senate, enjoy your weekends at home, take regular vacations, and have a lovely time with your family. Or you can run for president, have...

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Darren Hayes

That's what got me into exercise and training my body and my voice. I looked at Madonna as this G.I. Jane superstar. I used to go jogging around my neighborhood at midnight sometimes and I'd be thinking,...

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Paavo Haavikko

Finnish is not a language, it is a way of setting at the end of the bench with your fur cap pulled over your ears.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.

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Amy Tan

Now you see,' said the turtle, drifting back into the pond, 'why it is useless to cry. Your tears do not wash away your sorrows. They feed someone else's joy. And that is why you must learn to swallow...

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J. K. Rowling

Ron's ears turned bright red and he become engrossed in a tuft of grass at his feet, which he prodded with his toe 'he must've known I'd run out on you'. 'No', Harry corrected him, 'He must've known you'd...

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Mervyn Peake

The moon slid inexorably into its zenith, the shadows shrivelling to the feet of all that cast them, and as Rantel approached the hollow at the hem of the Twisted Woods he was treading in a pool of his...

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John Wayne

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.

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Samuel Rutherford

Christ chargeth me to believe His daylight at midnight.

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