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Ellen Gilchrist

  • Everyone in New Orleans that can afford it gets buried in mausoleums. That's one good thing about living there.

  • A piece of writing is the product of a series of explosions in the mind.

  • We live at the level of our language. Whatever we can articulate we can imagine or understand or explore. All you have to do to educate a child is leave him alone and teach him to read. The rest is brainwashing.

  • Sometimes I go about in pity for myself, and all the while, a great wind is bearing me across the sky.

    • Ellen Gilchrist,
    • title story, Light Can Be Both Wave and Particle ()
  • Dance in the fullness of time.

Ellen Gilchrist, U.S. writer, poet