To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.