For me, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, or for flowers or beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive.
In a poem, the words happen; they just come. I let them. Otherwise, I wouldn’t write. To interfere with what is happening is to distort the poem. Just a very small degree of intelligence and supervision is necessary. Very tactful. Any revision later that violates the text as it came, that begins rewriting the words, is fake.
We need students to understand how the world has changed and be prepared to make contributions in a new way.
The best live among us in disguise.
I was desperately unhappy trying to adjust to the world.
The philistine provides the best definition of art. Anything that makes him rage is first class.
In my own mind, I was sort of a desperate kid.
He who can not support himself, can not take his own decision.
At a certain age you’re always uncertain how other people will take you.
One of the biggest motivators is to be part of something larger than yourself.