Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!
Well – I started writing – probably in the early 60s and by say ’65-’66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published – certainly in the 20 years prior to that.
Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
There is only one way to get ready for immortality, and that is to love this life and live it as bravely and faithfully and cheerfully as we can.
Look around for a place to sow a few seeds.
Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Love is the best thing in the world, and the thing that lives the longest.
There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.