I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
A person preaches well that lives well.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.