The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
Nothing is black or white.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'