Edward Hoagland

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Edward Hoagland

There is a time of life somewhere between the sullen fugues of adolescence and the retrenchments of middle age when human nature becomes so absolutely absorbing one wants to be in the city constantly, even at the height of summer.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Animals used to provide a lowlife way to kill and get away with it, as they do still, but, more intriguingly, for some people they are an aperture through which wounds drain. The scapegoat of olden times, driven off for the bystanders sins, has become a tender thing, a running injury. There, running away is me: hurt it and you are hurting me.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Like a kick in the butt, the force of events wakes slumberous talents.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Edward Hoagland [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a walker is indeed an individualist there is nowhere he can't go at dawn and not many places he can't go at noon. But just as it demeans life to live alongside a great river you can no longer swim in or drink from, to be crowded into safer areas and hours takes much of the gloss off walking -- one sport you shouldn't have to reserve a time and a court for.More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Men often compete with one another until the day they die; comradeship consists of rubbing shoulders jocularly with a competitor.More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A writer's work is to witness things.More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Black bears, though, are not fearsome. I encountered one on the road to my house in Vermont, alone at night. I picked up two stones just in case, but I wasn't afraid of him. I felt a hunter's exhilaration and a brotherly feeling.More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There were periods during my childhood when I stammered so badly I couldn't talk at all.More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Once I climbed into a mountain lion's cage and she bounded at me and put her paw on my face, but she kept her claws withdrawn.More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Suicidal thinking, if serious, can be a kind of death scare, comparable to suffering a heart attack or undergoing a cancer operation. One survives such a phase both warier and chastened. When-ten years ago-I emerged from a bad dip into suicidal speculation, I felt utterly exhausted and yet quite fearless of ordinary dangers, vastly afraid of myself but much less scared of extraneous eventualities.More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It would be hard to define chaos better than as a world where children decide they don't want to live.More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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.More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
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 daysMore Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A mountain with a wolf on it stands a little taller....More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Man is different from animals in that he speculates, a high-risk activity.More Edward Hoagland [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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