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Louise Bogan
August 11, 1897 - February 4, 1970
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

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


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


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


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


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

    Topics: Childhood

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.


Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or evil, stupidity.


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