Joyce Carol Oates on What Binds Us Together

“For what links us are elemental experiences—emotions—forces that have no intrinsic language and must be imagined as art if they are to be contemplated at all.”

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Afterward (1993)

Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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