It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.
The world is the totality of facts, not of things.
It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed ‘Wisdom.’ And then I know exactly what is going to follow: ‘Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.’
One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is.
A confession has to be part of your new life.
Language is a part of our organism and no less complicated than it.
Writers, particularly poets, always feel exiled in some way – people who don’t exactly feel at home, so they try to find a home in language.
When I write notes in my journal, I’m just trying to scribble down as much as possible. Later on, I decide whether to follow some of those first impressions or whether to abandon them.
One of my graduate school professors, to whom I started sending poems when I started writing again after a 10-year hiatus, suggested I prepare a book manuscript which he could send to publishers for me.
For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.