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 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.
One writes because one has a burning desire to objectify what it is indispensable to one's happiness to express ...
Conscious writing can be the death of poetry.
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.
When we think we don't like art it is because it is artificial art.
I believe verbal felicity is the fruit of ardor, of diligence, and of refusing to be false.
Everything I have written is the result of reading or of interest in people.
its confusion to proof; it's
not a Herod's oath that cannot change.
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence.
The heart that gives, gathers.
The power of the visible is the invisible.
the sea is a collector, quick to return a rapacious look.
War is pillage versus resistance and if illusions of magnitude could be transmuted into ideals of magnanimity, peace might be realized.
I'm troubled. I'm dissatisfied. I'm Irish.
I, too, dislike it. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it, after all, a place for the genuine.
There never was a war that was not inward; I must fight till I have conquered in myself what causes war.
We don't like flowers that do not wilt; they must die, and nine she-camel hairs aid memory.
O to be a dragon, a symbol of the power of Heaven-of silk-worm size or immense; at times invisible. Felicitous phenomenon!
Wolf's wool is the best of wool, / but it cannot be sheared because / the wolf will not comply.
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