Jests that give pains are not jests.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
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.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
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.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
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.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.