Pain dies quickly, and lets her weary prisoners go; the fiercest agonies have shortest reign.
I thought, after the Pulitzer, at least nothing will surprise me quite that much in my life. And another one happened. It was quite amazing.
What we do belongs to what we are; and what we are is what becomes of us.
The ocean is a mighty harmonist.
Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
He like a rock in the sea unshaken stands his ground.
The kinds of truth that art gives us many, many times are small truths. They don’t have the resonance of an encyclical from the Pope stating an eternal truth, but they partake of the quality of eternity. There is a sort of timeless delight in them.
Politics is the art of the possible; creativity is the art of the impossible.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
I’m a suspicious mulatto, which means I’m too black to be white and too white to be doing it right.