Louise Gluck Quotes

We have a disturbing cultural appetite for novelty and it seems to me wrong each new laureate should dislodge the ideas of his or her predecessor especially when they're still unfolding.

Toward his critics the artist harbors a defensive ace: knowledge that the future will erase the present.

You know he said our work is difficult: we confrontmuch sorrow and disappointment.He gazed at me with increasing frankness.I was like you once he added in love with turbulence.

Of two sisters one is always the watcher one the dancer.

the powerful are always lied to since the weak are always driven to panic

It seems to me in the past it's been a good thing as a writer to have experiences I hadn't expected.

Intense love always leads to mourning.