Nobody should teach the black man in America to turn the other cheek, unless someone is teaching the white man in America to turn the other cheek.
For me concrete poetry was a particular way of using language which came out of a particular feeling, and I don’t have control over whether this feeling is in me or not.
I like Mr. Gorbachev, we can do business together.
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
I am always a beginner. I only try to include different parts of life; the pastoral, the tragic, et cetera.
Maybe there are three or four really good poets in a generation.
Mbeki began to write a study of the workings of apartheid policy in the reserves – the areas set aside in law for African occupation – as early as 1959 and 1960.
There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors… I mean it.
The White man pays Reverend Martin Luther King so that Martin Luther King can keep the Negro defenseless.