Having a child is sowing the seeds of your own obsolescence: birth is the fuse that leads to that other thing. You appear, you replace yourself, you die.
The philistine provides the best definition of art. Anything that makes him rage is first class.
Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it.
Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.
Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest the servant of civilization. About keeping India there is no question. England has a real duty there.
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
The idea of a pseudonym had been flitting around my brain for a long time, along with its cognate, disappearance. In the 1980s, I published some poems under a pen name in a literary magazine to see what it would feel like. It was fun. It was even a little thrilling.
We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it’s grand and great.
In a battery, I strive to maximize electrical potential. When mentoring, I strive to maximize human potential.
Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor.