My poems always begin with a metaphor, but my way into the metaphor may be a word, an image, even a sound. And I rarely know the nature of the metaphor when I begin to write, but there is an attentiveness that a writer develops, a sudden alertness that is much like the feel of a fish brushing against a hook.
God is not upset that Gandhi was not a Christian, because God is not a Christian! All of God’s children and their different faiths help us to realize the immensity of God.
If the gods had intended for people to vote, they would have given us candidates.
Happiness is not always through success. Equally, the constant pursuit of success is sure unhappiness. But we have to find the balance. My own thoughts are that parenting is very personal. And we all feel enormous insecurity about parenting. What are they going to think of us 20 years down the line?
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.
Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Where was I going? I puzzled and wondered about it til I actually enjoyed the puzzlement and wondering.
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.