The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
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.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
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.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.