The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
The day of individual happiness has passed
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
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.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
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.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
Once you label me you negate me.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.