Quotes by Elisabeth Bishop

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Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 October 6, 1979), was an American poet and writer, increasingly regarded as one of the finest 20th century poets writing in English.

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The art of losing isn't hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Should we have stayed at home and thought of here? Where should we be today? Is it right to be watching strangers in a play in this strangest of theatres?
What childishness is it that while there's breath of life in our bodies, we are determined to rush to see the sun the other way around?

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