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Ingrid Bengis

  • For me words still possess their primitive, mystical, incantatory powers. I am inclined to use them as part of an attempt to make my own reality more real for others, as part of an effort to transcend emotional danger. For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change. Their articulation represents a complete, lived experience.

  • ... imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can match.

    • Ingrid Bengis,
    • "Monroe According to Mailer," in Ms. ()
  • There are plenty of alcoholics who can be magnificent when drunk: it does not make them any less alcoholic.

    • Ingrid Bengis,
    • "Monroe According to Mailer," in Ms. ()
  • At the age of thirty-five, I have just begun to become the kind of person who could understand the kind of book I would want to write.

    • Ingrid Bengis,
    • in Eric Maisel, Fearless Creating ()
  • Even the most ordinary life is a mystery if you look close enough.

    • Ingrid Bengis
  • No matter what the subject, the subject is always love.

    • Ingrid Bengis

Ingrid Bengis, U.S. writer

(1944)