I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.