Louise Bogan quote

"Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or evil, stupidity."

Louise Bogan

Born: August 11, 1897

Die: February 4, 1970

Occupation: Poet

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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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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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Don't ascribe to evil what can be attributed to well-intentioned stupidity.

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The true axis of evil in America is the brilliance of our marketing combined with the stupidity of our people.

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How quickly was every bad thing discovered to be the fault of the previous administration (an evil set of men who wedded general stupidity to wickedness of purpose).

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Fear or stupidity has always been the basis of most human actions.

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The stupidity of men always invites the insolence of power.

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Men. <...> They're idiots. It's like they all take a vow of stupidity or something.

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If that isn't typical male stupidity! If something doesn't work, kick it or swear at it!

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