The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it.
Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.
The job of the poet is to render the world – to see it and report it without loss, without perversion. No poet ever talks about feelings. Only sentimental people do.
I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.
If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little – somebody who is obsessed by Making.
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all.