Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
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.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality