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Tillie Olsen Quotes: Not everybody feels religion the same way. Some it's in their mouth, but some it's like a hope in their blood, their bones.
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Tillie Olsen Quote: Literary history and the present are dark with silences . . . I have had special need to learn all I could of this over the years, myself so nearly remaining mute and having to let writing die over and over again in me. These are not natural silences--what Keats called agonie ennuyeuse (the tedious agony)--that necessary time for renewal, lying fallow, gestation, in the natural cycle of creation. The silences I speak of here are unnatural: the unnatural thwarting of what struggles to come into being, but cannot.
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Quotes about Tillie Olsen: I could not live by literature if only to begin with, because of the slow maturing of my work and its special character.
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