Elizabeth Bishop Quotes

“One shouldnt get too involved with people who cant possibly understand one”
Elizabeth Bishop, Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell
“But they made me realize more than I ever had the rarity of true originality, and also the sort of alienation it might involve.”
Elizabeth Bishop
“--Even losing you (a joking voice, a gesture/ I love) I shant have lied. Its evident/ the art of losings not too hard to master/ though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.”
Elizabeth Bishop
“Loves the son stood stammering elocution while the poor ship in flames went down”
Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems, 1927-1979
“I leave a lovely opalescent ribbon: I know this.”
Elizabeth Bishop
“Should we have stayed home and thought of here?”
Elizabeth Bishop