Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.