A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
That is one good thing about this world… there are always sure to be more springs.
I am tired, beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little ink drops, and posting it. And I scald alone, here, under the fire of the great moon.
I remember little of the Yukon or what I wrote there.
Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life – to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one’s neighbors.
The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
Let us be of cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.