I like my body when it is with your body. It is so quite new a thing. Muscles better and nerves more.
If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little – somebody who is obsessed by Making.
To destroy is always the first step in any creation.
Unbeing dead isn’t being alive.
America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn’t standing still.
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
A politician is an arse upon which everyone has sat except a man.
At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.