I study people all the time. For some reason, we’re not very good at seeing what’s there or hearing what we’re hearing.
Don’t despair too much if you see beautiful things destroyed, if you see them perish. Because the best things are always growing in secret.
Reading, like writing, is a creative act. If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book, then they’ll only see their narrow range reflected in it.
Fire is one of my temperaments. It is behind all my work… Fire is a chemical presence.
The poem is never complete in the mind. It emerges, and then it’s like an act of unveiling. The unveiling is the longest and most difficult part of it.
We have fallen into this very mean description of humanity. Naturalism in fiction is too reductive in its definition of human beings.
Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible.
I know that human beings are capable of anything.