Robert Bly
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"Robert Bly" is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the mythopoetic men's movement. His most commercially successful book to date was Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), a key text of the mythopoetic men's movement, which spent 62 weeks on the The New York Times Best Seller list/The New York Times Best Seller list. He won the 1968 National Book Award for Poetry for his book The Light Around the Body.

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He gave me a book and said he was going to give me a quiz on the first 24 pages.

He had a great passion for justice.

I know a lot of men who are healthier at age fifty than they have ever been before, because a lot of their fear is gone.

I have risen to a body not yet born, existing like a light around a body through which the body moves like a sliding moon.

By the time a man is 35 he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life.

That's what I liked best about him. He put his body where his mouth was.

I have wandered in a face, for hours . . .

When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching.

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.