When one burns one’s bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.
I have been a multitude of shapes, Before I assumed a consistent form.
Courage is always the surest wisdom.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
The function of posterity is to look after itself.
An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I’d be a damn’ fool if they weren’t.
Blessed be God that Thou hast filled the soul of Thy servant with joy and peace in believing.
Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.
I have never sat down and studied the Bible, never consciously echoed its language, and am, in reality, as ignorant of it as most brought-up Christians. All of the Bible that I use in my work is remembered from childhood and is the common property of all who were brought up in English-speaking communities.