Quotes by Louise Bogan

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Louise Bogan (August 11, 1897 - 1970) was an American poet. She was born in Livermore Falls, Maine, and spent one year at Boston University. In 1916 she left the university to marry, but her first husband died in 1919. After her husband's death, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in writing. In 1925 she married the poet Raymond Holden, but they were divorced in 1937.

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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.

Because language is the carrier of ideas, it is easy to believe that it should be very little else than such a carrier.
But childhood prolonged, cannot remain a fairyland. It becomes a hell.
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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