Harold Bloom Quotes & Sayings

27 most famous Harold Bloom quotes and sayings (critic). These are the first 10 quotes we have for him.

Harold Bloom Quotes
“The world does not get to be a better or a worse place; it just gets more senescent.”
“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.”
Harold Bloom Quotes
“Shakespeare is the true multicultural author. He exists in all languages. He is put on the stage everywhere. Everyone feels that they are represented by him on the stage.”
Harold Bloom Quotes
“Criticism in the universities, I'll have to admit, has entered a phase where I am totally out of sympathy with 95% of what goes on. It's Stalinism without Stalin.”
Harold Bloom Quotes
“In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary.”
Harold Bloom Quotes
“What I think I have in common with the school of deconstruction is the mode of negative thinking or negative awareness, in the technical, philosophical sense of the negative, but which comes to me through negative theology.”
Harold Bloom Quotes
“No poem, not even Shakespeare or Milton or Chaucer, is ever strong enough to totally exclude every crucial precursor text or poem.”
Harold Bloom Quotes
“What matters in literature in the end is surely the idiosyncratic, the individual, the flavor or the color of a particular human suffering.”
“If I were to sum up the negative reactions to my work, I think there are two primary causes: one is that if there is discourse about anxiety it is necessarily going to induce anxiety. It will represent a return of the repressed for a great many people.”
Harold Bloom Quotes
“I take it that a successful therapy is an oxymoron.”

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