Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravity.
In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.
In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the universe is the merest illusion.
The genuine artist is never ‘true to life.’ He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.
Every moment there is creation, every moment destruction. There is no absolute creation, no absolute destruction. Both are movement, and that is eternal.
Everyone has the right to be stupid on occasion, but Comrade Macdonald abuses the privilege.
No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.