Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Fashion changes, but style endures.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.