There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
I've been looking for a girl like you - not you, but a girl like you.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.