Picasso is what is going to happen and what is happening; he is posterity and archaic time, the distant ancestor and our next-door neighbor. Speed permits him to be two places at once, to belong to all the centuries without letting go of the here and now.
The idea of modernity is beginning to lose its vitality. It is losing it because modernity is no longer a critical attitude but an accepted, codified convention.
You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.
The Mexican succumbs very easily to sentimental effusions, and therefore he shuns them.
Any reflection about poetry should begin, or end, with this question: who and how many read poetry books?
I am all for the short and merry life.
I think we all have our own personality, unique and distinctive, and at the same time, I think that our own unique and distinctive personality blends with the wind, with the footsteps in the street, with the noises around the corner, and with the silence of memory, which is the great producer of ghosts.
It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.
The sound of water is worth more than all the poets’ words.
I don’t think the idea of homosexuality is really taboo any more. Our culture is evolving. This is an exciting time to be living.