Edward Hoagland Quotes


17 Edward Hoagland quotes:



"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog."
"Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run."
"The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying."
Author: Hoagland Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Earth Quotes
"Like a kick in the butt, the force of events wakes slumberous talents."
"Many people have believed that they were Chosen, but none more baldly than the Texans."
"Land of opportunity, land for the huddled masses where would the opportunity have been without the genocide of those Old Guard, bristling Indian tribes?"
"Country people do not behave as if they think life is short; they live on the principle that it is long, and savor variations of the kind best appreciated if most days are the same."
"Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga - stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts."
"To relive the relationship between owner and slave we can consider how we treat our cars and dogs -- a dog exercising a somewhat similar leverage on our mercies and an automobile being comparable in value to a slave in those days."
Author: Hoagland Quotes Category: Dogs Quotes Slavery Quotes
"A Land of Ghosts' is a sizzling pilgrimage, haunted by trenchant foreboding that this topmost cream of creation will soon be destroyed."
Author: Hoagland Quotes Category: Creation Quotes
"True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow."
Author: Hoagland Quotes Category: Solitude Quotes Colors Quotes
"Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor."
"Many divorces are not really the result of irreparable injury but involve, instead, a desire on the part of the man or woman to shatter the setup, start out from scratch alone, and make life work for them all over again. They want the risk of disaster, want to touch bottom, see where bottom is, and, coming up, to breathe the air with relief and relish again."
"Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga / stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts."
Author: Hoagland Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"Country people tend to consider that they have a corner on righteousness and to distrust most manifestations of cleverness, while people in the city are leery of righteousness but ascribe to themselves all manner of cleverness."
"There often seems to be a playfulness to wise people, as if either their equanimity has as its source this playfulness or the playfulness flows from the equanimity; and they can persuade other people who are in a state of agitation to calm down and manage a smile."
Author: Hoagland Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"Silence is exhilarating at first - as noise is - but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep."
Author: Hoagland Quotes Category: Silence Quotes



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