And we owe science to the combined energies of individual men of genius, rather than to any tendency to progress inherent in civilization.
I’ve always wanted to write poems and nothing else.
When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
To tell you the truth, I believe everything – tigers, trees, stones – are sentient in one way or another. You’d never catch me idly kicking a stone, for example.
I read Rumi, the 13th-century Persian poet, every day.
Sometimes breaking the rules is extending the rules.
If I’ve done my work well, I vanish completely from the scene. I believe it is invasive of the work when you know too much about the writer.
It is impossible not to envy the man who can dismiss reason, although we know how it must turn out at last.
Mandates are not objective realities but subjective interpretations of elections sold successfully by the winning candidate or party.
Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born.