I know you’ve been married to the same woman for 69 years. That is marvellous. It must be very inexpensive.
You don’t become a saint until you lead a good life whether in Tibet or Italy or America.
The basic line in any good verse is cadenced… building it around the natural breath structures of speech.
He knows much of what men paint themselves would blister in the light of what they are.
She knows as well as anyone that pity, having played, soon tires.
I’ve been around jazz and jazz musicians most of my life.
I shall have more to say when I am dead.
Love must have wings to fly away from love, and to fly back again.
Meaning, however, is no great matter.
I cannot sing the old songs now! It is not that I deem them low, ‘Tis that I can’t remember how They go.