The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
Common sense is not so common.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.