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#1. 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? #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#2. The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do so many a dangerous thing. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#3. I did a short film at Outfest, 'Where Are the Dolls,' based on an Elizabeth Bishop poem done, where I play this woman who is sort of walking the streets and ends up alone dancing in a club. I have this hot and heavy scene with a very beautiful actress. It became very popular. #Quote by Megan Follows
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#4. Icebergs behoove the soul (both being self-made from elements least visible) to see themselves: fleshed, fair, erected, indivisible. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#5. Something needn't be large to be good. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#6. Close, close all night
the lovers keep.
They turn together
in their sleep,
Close as two pages
in a book
that read each other
in the dark.
Each knows all
the other knows,
learned by heart
from head to toes. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#7. Topography displays no favorites; North's as near as West.
More delicate than the historians' are the map-makers' colors. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#8. Insomnia"


perhaps she's a daytime sleeper. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#9. I never knew him. We both knew this place,
apparently, this literal small backwater,
looked at it long enough to memorize it,
our years apart. How strange. And it's still loved,
or its memory is (it must have changed a lot).
Our visions coincided--'visions' is
too serious a word--our looks, two looks:
art 'copying from life' and life itself,
life and the memory of it so compressed
they've turned into each other. Which is which?
Life and the memory of it cramped,
dim, on a piece of Bristol board,
dim, but how live, how touching in detail
--the little that we get for free,
the little of our earthly trust. Not much.
About the size of our abidance
along with theirs: the munching cows,
the iris, crisp and shivering, the water
still standing from spring freshets,
the yet-to-be-dismantled elms, the geese. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#10. Hoping to live days of greater happiness, I forget that days of less happiness are passing by. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#11. There are some people whom we envy not because they are rich or handsome or successful, although they may be all or any of these, but because everything they are or do seems to be all of a piece, so that even if they wanted to they could not be or do otherwise. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#12. Time to plant tears, says the almanac.
The grandmother sings to the marvelous stove
and the child draws another inscrutable house. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#13. Let your heart travel lightly. Because what you bring with you becomes part of the landscape. #Quote by Anne Bishop
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#14. The pigs stuck out their little feet and snored. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#15. The moon in the bureau mirror
looks out a million miles
(and perhaps with pride, at herself,
but she never, never smiles)
far and away beyond sleep, or
perhaps she's a daytime sleeper.
By the Universe deserted,
she'd tell it to go to hell,
and she'd find a body of water,
or a mirror, on which to dwell.
So wrap up care in a cobweb
and drop it down the well
into that world inverted
where left is always right,
where the shadows are really the body,
where we stay awake all night,
where the heavens are shallow as the sea
is now deep, and you love me. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#16. I leave a lovely opalescent ribbon: I know this. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#17. I was at a benefit for some imprisoned students in the '60s at San Francisco State, and there were lots of poets reading for the benefit: one was Elizabeth Bishop. #Quote by Thom Gunn
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#18.
Even losing you (a joking voice, a gesture/ I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident/ the art of losing's not too hard to master/ though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#19. Ports are necessities, like postage stamps or soap, but they seldom seem to care what impressions they make. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#20. I have seen it over and over, the same sea, the same,
slightly, indifferently swinging above the stones,
icily free above the stones,
above the stones and then the world.
If you should dip your hand in,
your wrist would ache immediately,
your bones would begin to ache and your hand would burn
as if the water were a transmutation of fire
that feeds on stones and burns with a dark gray flame.
If you tasted it, it would first taste bitter,
then briny, then surely burn your tongue.
It is like what we imagine knowledge to be:
dark, salt, clear, moving, utterly free,
drawn form the cold hard mouth
of the world, derived from the rocky breasts
forever, flowing and drawn, and since
our knowledge is historical, flowing, and flown. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#21. Being a poet is one of the unhealthier jobs
no regular hours, so many temptations! #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#22. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent. The art of losing isn't hard to master. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#23. Heaven is not like flying or swimming, but has something to do with blackness and a strong glare. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#24. The whole shadow of Man is only as big as his hat. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#25. Between the time I was 16 until I was about 20, the books I read were by people like Thomas Mann, James Baldwin, Thom Gunn, Elizabeth Bishop. All gay, of course, although I swear I didn't know that at the time. Yet all of them, it turned out, had had a parent who died during their childhood. Sexuality is nothing compared to that. #Quote by Colm Toibin
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#26. But he sleeps on the top of his mast
with his eyes closed tight.
The gull inquired into his dream,
which was, I must not fall.
The spangled sea below wants me to fall.
It is hard as diamonds; it wants to destroy us all. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#27. Love's the boy stood on the burning deck
trying to recite "The boy stood on
the burning deck." Love's the son
stood stammering elocution
while the poor ship in flames went down.

Love's the obstinate boy, the ship,
even the swimming sailors, who
would like a schoolroom platform, too,
or an excuse to stay
on deck. And love's the burning boy. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#28. Why shouldn't we, so generally addicted to the gigantic, at last have some small works of art, some short poems, short pieces of music [ ... ], some intimate, low-voiced, and delicate things in our mostly huge and roaring, glaring world? #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#29. You are you and you are going to be YOU forever. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#30. The promising young poets, the hopefuls? I'd name Richard Wilbur, Peter Viereck, Karl Shapiro, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, John Ciardi...Leonard Bacon...but it is still too early to assertions. They're all 'in the field.' It remains to be seen how many will cross the finish line. #Quote by Robert Frost
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#31. Everything only connected by "and" and "and. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#32. But whether it was a proper shame for what she had done or a shocking shame for her compunctions in sinning, the Bishop was not permitted that afternoon to discover; because when she had got as far as that she was interrupted by being obliged to faint. #Quote by Elizabeth Von Arnim
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#33. Shklovsky, "Art as Technique" (1917)
Art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to
make the stone
stony
. The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are
perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects
"unfamiliar," to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception
because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged.
Art
is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object; the object is not important. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#34. Amtrak offers riders a cost-effective way to travel throughout the country. #Quote by Tim Bishop
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#35. A reflection on Robert Lowell


Robert Lowell knew I was not one of his devotees. I attended his famous "office hours" salon only a few times. Life Studies was not a book of central importance for me, though I respected it. I admired his writing, but not the way many of my Boston friends did. Among poets in his generation, poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Alan Dugan, and Allen Ginsberg meant more to me than Lowell's. I think he probably sensed some of that.

To his credit, Lowell nevertheless was generous to me (as he was to many other young poets) just the same. In that generosity, and a kind of open, omnivorous curiosity, he was different from my dear teacher at Stanford, Yvor Winters. Like Lowell, Winters attracted followers - but Lowell seemed almost dismayed or a little bewildered by imitators; Winters seemed to want disciples: "Wintersians," they were called.

A few years before I met Lowell, when I was still in California, I read his review of Winters's Selected Poems. Lowell wrote that, for him, Winters's poetry passed A. E. Housman's test: he felt that if he recited it while he was shaving, he would cut himself. One thing Lowell and Winters shared, that I still revere in both of them, was a fiery devotion to the vocal essence of poetry: the work and interplay of sentences and lines, rhythm and pitch. The poetry in the sounds of the poetry, in a reader's voice: neither page nor stage.

Winters criticizing the violence of Lowell's #Quote by Robert Pinsky
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#36. I am sorry for people who can't write letters. But I suspect also that you and I ... love to write them because it's kind of like working without really doing it. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#37. Someone loves us all. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#38. One shouldn't get too involved with people who can't possibly understand one #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop
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#39. Exchanging Hats

Unfunny uncles who insist
in trying on a lady's hat,
--oh, even if the joke falls flat,
we share your slight transvestite twist

in spite of our embarrassment.
Costume and custom are complex.
The headgear of the other sex
inspires us to experiment.

Anandrous aunts, who, at the beach
with paper plates upon your laps,
keep putting on the yachtsmen's caps
with exhibitionistic screech,

the visors hanging o'er the ear
so that the golden anchors drag,
--the tides of fashion never lag.
Such caps may not be worn next year.

Or you who don the paper plate
itself, and put some grapes upon it,
or sport the Indian's feather bonnet,
--perversities may aggravate

the natural madness of the hatter.
And if the opera hats collapse
and crowns grow draughty, then, perhaps,
he thinks what might a miter matter?

Unfunny uncle, you who wore a
hat too big, or one too many,
tell us, can't you, are there any
stars inside your black fedora?

Aunt exemplary and slim,
with avernal eyes, we wonder
what slow changes they see under
their vast, shady, turned-down brim. #Quote by Elizabeth Bishop

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