More From Harold Bloom
- "What we call a poem is mostly what is not there on the page. The strength of any poem is the poems that it has managed to exclude."
- "The second, and I think this is the much more overt and I think it is the main cause, I have been increasingly demonstrating or trying to demonstrate that every possible stance a critic, a scholar, a teacher can take towards a poem is itself inevitably and necessarily poetic."
- "But in the end, in the end one is alone. We are all of us alone. I mean I’m told these days we have to consider ourselves as being in society… but in the end one knows one is alone, that one lives at the heart of a solitude."
More In Sympathy
- "Sympathy is the first condition of criticism."― Henri Frederic Amiel
- "Do the bishops seriously imagine that legalising gay marriage will result in thousands of parties to heterosexual marriages suddenly deciding to get divorced so they can marry a person of the same sex?"― Malcolm Turnbull
- "Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people."― Arthur Schopenhauer