Edward Hoagland Quotes

Most popular Edward Hoagland Quotes

Essays...hang somewhere on a line between two sturdy poles: This is what I think, and this is what I am.


Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.

men and women hugs

One is always a fool disliking a classic.  Like disliking a nation one visits, it's the result of a blind spot, which goes away and leaves one embarrassed.


The novelist screws up his courage in order to invest another two or three years in another attempt to float a boat of original design upon an invented ocean.


Essays belong to the animal kingdom, with a surface that generates sparks, like a coat of fur, compared with the flat conventional cotton of the magazine article writer, who works in the vegetable kingdom, instead.


Essays...although they go back four hundred years to Montaigne, seem a mercurial, newfangled, sometimes hokey affair that has lent itself to many of the excesses of the age, from spurious autobiography to spurious hallucination, as well as to the shabby careerism of traditional journalism.  It's a greased pig.