A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
A jug fills drop by drop.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.