Harold Brodkey Quotes & Sayings

24 most famous Harold Brodkey quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“I am sensible of the velocity of the moments, and entering that part of my head alert to the motion of the world I am aware that life was never perfect, never absolute. This bestows contentment, even a fearlessness.”
Harold Brodkey Quotes
“I look upon another's insistence on the merits of his or her life - duties, intellect, accomplishment - and see that most of it is nonsense.”
“I was always crazy about New York, dependent on it, scared of it - well, it is dangerous - but beyond that there was the pressure of being young and of not yet having done work you really liked, trademark work, breakthrough work.”
Harold Brodkey Quotes
“It is death that goes down to the center of the earth, the great burial church the earth is, and then to the curved ends of the universe, as light is said to do.”
Harold Brodkey Quotes
“Being ill like this combines shock - this time I will die - with a pain and agony that are unfamiliar, that wrench me out of myself.”
Harold Brodkey Quotes
“But death's acquisitive instincts will win.”
Harold Brodkey Quotes
“Me, my literary reputation is mostly abroad, but I am anchored here in New York. I can't think of any other place I'd rather die than here.”
Harold Brodkey Quotes
“It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself.”
Harold Brodkey Quotes
“God is an immensity, while this disease, this death, which is in me, this small, tightly defined pedestrian event, is merely and perfectly real, without miracle - or instruction.”
Harold Brodkey Quotes
“I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first, except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds that I might live for a while, that I can sleep it off.”

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