In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state.
It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.
There is no aphrodisiac like innocence.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
One never really knows who one’s enemy is.
Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.
I work best in rhyme and meter. I was most confident of myself in that way.
Women have a favorite room, men a favorite chair.