Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Poets are all who love, who feel great truths, And tell them; and the truth of truths is love.
It seems to me in the past it’s been a good thing, as a writer, to have experiences I hadn’t expected.
Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.
I always had good recognition from the Southern writers, but the publishers never took any notice of that.
We can’t be anti-everything – we need an energy plan that adds up. But there’s a lack of numeracy in the public discussion of energy. Where people do use numbers, they select them to sound big and score points in arguments, rather than to aid thoughtful discussion.
Imagination is the air of mind.
It was the enchantment of spoken verse that led me to write for children.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.