For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.
No human being is innocent, but there is a class of innocent human actions called Games.
Break any problem into, or make any changes in, small increments.
The Iliad is the private lives of people thrown into disorder by history.
Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist, as it is the easiest for a journalist.
Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
It seems to me that an author who has determined very new domains in literature is Gertrude Stein.
In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them.
The Odyssey is the story of Americans up to the point where they are well-established, and even so it is detached from the historical side.