Louise Bogan was an American poet who felt that “lyric poetry if it is at all authentic…is based on some emotion—on some occasion, on some real confrontation.”
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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.”
“Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.”
“But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell.”
“The art of one period cannot be approached through the attitudes (emotional or intellectual) of another”
“Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or evil, stupidity.”
“Women have no wilderness in them. They are provident instead content in the tight hot cell of their hearts. To eat dusty bread.”
“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.”
“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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