Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Give up trying to make me give up
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Boards don't hit back.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.