My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
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.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
I am not now That which I have been.
Nothing is black or white.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.