Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.
We have tried you good people of the public and we have found you wanting.
The mysteries of death and birth occupy women far more than is the case with men, to whom political and mercantile speculations are more congenial.
Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it.
A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences.
The great and admirable strength of America consists in this, that America is truly the American people.
I would be a traitor to these poor burned bodies if I came here to talk good fellowship.
Women are stronger than men – they do not die of wisdom.
Surely these women won’t lose any more of their beauty and charm by putting a ballot in a ballot box once a year than they are likely to lose standing in foundries or laundries all year round. There is no harder contest than the contest for bread, let me tell you that.
Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious.