I want to put a ding in the universe.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
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.
That which costs little is less valued.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Give up trying to make me give up
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.