Quotes of Harold Bloom

“ Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ (Wallace) Stevens turns to the idea of the weather precisely as the religious man turns to the idea of God. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ Everyone wants a prodigy to fail; it makes our mediocrity more bearable. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ (Wallace) Stevens turns to the idea of the weather precisely as the religious idea turns to the idea of God. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ (Wallace) Stevens turns to the idea of the weather precisely as the religious man turns to the idea of God. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me two years ago saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me two years ago saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ We read frequently if unknowingly, in quest of a mind more original than our own. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ We read frequently if unknowingly, in quest of a mind more original than our own. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ Shakespeare is universal. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I think Freud is about contamination, but I think that is something he learned from Shakespeare, because Shakespeare is about nothing but contamination, you might say. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike , and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two , are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike — and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two — are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I take it that a successful therapy is an oxymoron. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike — and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two — are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ Criticism starts - it has to start - with a real passion for reading. It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties, but you must fall in love with poems. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ 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

“ I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike , and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two , are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike — and I don't think there really is a distinction between the two — are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ Sometimes one succeeds, sometimes one fails. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I think Freud is about contamination, but I think that is something he learned from Shakespeare, because Shakespeare is about nothing but contamination, you might say. ”

- Harold Bloom

“ I would say that there is no future for literary studies as such in the United States. ”

- 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. ”

- Harold Bloom
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