But we don’t have an example of a democratic society existing in a socialist economy – which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.
I deliberately wrote a poem in my last book where I was suggesting that there are other passions as great as or more important than the passion of sex.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated.
I don’t think of sex as a self-destructive impulse.
I had assumed that I would age with all my friends growing old around me, dying off very gradually one by one. And here was a plague that cut them off so early.
Deep feeling doesn’t make for good poetry. A way with language would be a bit of help.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.