He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts – for support rather than for illumination.
All that mankind has done, thought or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.
To Edward, I cannot be a traitor, for I owe him no allegiance; he is not my sovereign; he never received my homage; and whilst life is in this persecuted body, he shall never receive it.
I’m very gregarious, but I love being in the hills on my own.
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.
Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
Well – I started writing – probably in the early 60s and by say ’65-’66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published – certainly in the 20 years prior to that.
The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
If we look into ourselves we discover propensities which declare that our intellects have arisen from a lower form; could our minds be made visible we should find them tailed.