A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
That which costs little is less valued.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
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.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
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.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.