Happy birthday, Elizabeth Bishop! Here are some quotes from her writing.
“Oh, must we dream our dreams / and have them, too?”
“I was made at right angles to the world / and I see it so. I can only see it so.”
“Think of the long trip home. Should we have stayed home and thought of here?” Where should we be today?
“Hoping to live days of greater happiness, I forget that days of less happiness are passing by.”
“[O]ne shouldn’t get too involved with people who can’t possibly understand one…”