Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.
Originality is... a by-product of sincerity.
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
Your thorns are the best part of you.
Omissions are not accidents.
The hands are the heart's messengers.
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.
The sweet air coming into your house on a fine day, from water etched with waves as formal as the scales on a fish.
The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.
Excess is the common substitute for energy.
All are / naked, none is safe.
You're not free until you've been made captive by supreme belief.
A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself.
Beauty is everlasting And dust is for a time.
One writes because one has a burning desire to objectify what it is indispensable to one's happiness to express ...
What is our innocence, What is our guilt? All are naked, none is safe.
Among animals, one has a sense of humor. Humor saves a few steps, it saves years.
Conscious writing can be the death of poetry.
One must be as clear as one's natural reticence allows one to be.
The heart that gives, gathers.
Only imagination that towers can reproduce evanescence and render rigidity flexible.
Superior people never make long visits.
The cynics in life are the people who are always trying to do things for people who don't want things done for them.
The mind is an enchanting thing.
[The] whirlwind fife-and-drum of the storm bends the salt marsh grass, disturbs stars in the sky and the star on the steeple; it is a privilege to see so much confusion.
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