Originality is... a by-product of sincerity.
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.
Your thorns are the best part of you.
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
The hands are the heart's messengers.
Superior people never make long visits.
Beauty is everlasting And dust is for a time.
Omissions are not accidents.
Life is energy, and energy is creativity. And even when individuals pass on, the energy is retained in the work of art, locked in it and awaiting release if only someone will take the time and the care to unlock it.
Conscious writing can be the death of poetry.
When you take my time, you take something I had meant to use ...
I never 'plan' a stanza. Words cluster like chromosomes, determining the procedure.
The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.
A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
We Call Them the Brave who likely were reluctant to be brave.
The heart that gives, gathers.
You're not free until you've been made captive by supreme belief.
One writes because one has a burning desire to objectify what it is indispensable to one's happiness to express ...
There never was a war that was not inward; I must fight till I have conquered in myself what causes war.
Excess is the common substitute for energy.
Egotism is usually subversive of sagacity.
The power of the visible is the invisible.
War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
One must be as clear as one's natural reticence allows one to be.
The Irish say your trouble is their trouble and your joy their joy? I wish I could believe it; I am troubled, I'm dissatisfied, I'm Irish.
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