Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Imagination is not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind; it is a way of engaging reality.
Mostly the thought and the verse come inseparably. In my poem Poetics, it’s as close as I come to telling how I do it.
Poetry is partly sympathy, don’t you think? If it’s any good, it gets people to think about others’ points of view.
History is one of those marvelous and necessary illusions we have to deal with. It’s one of the ways of dealing with our world with impossible generalities which we couldn’t live without.
The universe is an intelligence test.
I would talk in iambic pentameter if it were easier.
Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice.
I like all my children, even the squat and ugly ones.