Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Common sense is not so common.
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.