Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
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.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The day of individual happiness has passed
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.