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

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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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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My childhood was a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone and everything connected with it to hell.

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Tolerance of Cruelty in any form is a degraded state of mind and soul. When we freely allow the massacre and prolonged torture of defenseless creatures, it increases our receptivity to human cruelty and...

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Remember that pain has this most excellent quality. If prolonged it cannot be severe, and if severe it cannot be prolonged.

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Whereas a prolonged life is not necessarily better, a prolonged death is necessarily worse.

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It is impossible to survive in a prolonged state of reality.

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But then you become closed. Then you start dying as far as your intelligence is concerned because intelligence needs the open sky, the wind, the air, the sun in order to grow, to expand, to flow. To remain...

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I cannot tell a joke. But I can do a situation, that it becomes a joke.

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To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily...

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We cannot live by power, and a culture that seeks to live by it becomes brutal and sterile. But we can die without it.

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Ronald Colman

A prolonged future doesn't excite me. It would have to have a point.

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Walker Percy

Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?

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As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.

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