There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
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.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Boards don't hit back.