Elizabeth Bishop Quote

There are some people whom we envy not because they are rich or handsome or successful, although they may be all or any of these, but because everything they are or do seems to be all of a piece, so that even if they wanted to they could not be or do otherwise.


The Collected Prose (1984)

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There are some people whom we envy not because they are rich or handsome or successful, although they may be all or any of these, but because...

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There are some people whom we envy not because they are rich or handsome or successful, although they may be all or any of these, but because...

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There are some people whom we envy not because they are rich or handsome or successful, although they may be all or any of these, but because...

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There are some people whom we envy not because they are rich or handsome or successful, although they may be all or any of these, but because...