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Born in 1897 / Died in 1970 / United States / English

Quotes by Louise Bogan

Because language is the carrier of ideas, it is easy to believe that it should be very little else than such a carrier.
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.
Stupidity always accompanies evil. Or evil, stupidity.
Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.
Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them.
There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell 'em.
It is not possible, for a poet, writing in any language, to protect himself from the tragic elements in human life.... [ellipsis in source] Il...
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
They hear in every whisper that speaks to them A shout and a cry....
The women rest their tired half-healed hearts; they are almost well.
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.