Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
So such an American troops presence in Korea in the South and Japan, total some 100,000 should stay there forever, even after unification of Korean peninsula.
There is an extraordinary degree of amity among Washington poets. They hang together. You would be hard pressed to find that in Manhattan.
I love painting and music, of course. I don’t know nearly as much about them as I know about poetry. I’ve certainly been influenced by fiction. I was overwhelmed by War and Peace when I read it, and I didn’t read it until I was in my late 20s.
Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.
You can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can’t hate Africa and not hate yourself.
What you compose with is neither here nor there, you compose with words, or you compose with stone plants and trees, or you compose with events; the Sheriff’s officer, or whatever.
Unification is one thing, and stability in Northeast Asia is another thing.
The battle for women’s rights has been largely won.
I was leftwing, I am leftwing, and I will die leftwing.