Bluets
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"Bluets" Quotes

By Maggie Nelson

poetry | 98 pages | Published in 2009

Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color...A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.Maggie Nelson is the author of numerous books of poetry and nonfiction, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007). She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.

ISBN_13:9781933517407

Quotes

1. Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color.

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2. But in my case the color has always been there; I am the one who has changed.

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3. I have been trying, for some time now, to find dignity in my loneliness.

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4. If I could, I would write nothing but love poems.

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5. I have been trying, for some time now, not to simply love more, but to love more wisely.

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6. I have been trying to persuade myself that this is a good and noble thing to do.

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7. It is not a new story, but an old one, prefigured in myth and sung by poets for centuries.

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8. I have been trying to find beauty in my pain.

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9. Perhaps the most important thing I can say about my marriage is that I hated it.

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10. I never see myself in the landscape of my desire.

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