I do have a really good memory. I mean, like, I can remember all the phone numbers of everybody on the street I grew up on.
To a poet the mere making of a poem can seem to solve the problem of truth, but only a problem of art is solved in poetry.
When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.
Avoid extremes: be moderate In saving and in spending; An equable and easy gait Will win an easy ending.
I believe that misconceptions about oneself that one does not correct where possible act as a bad magic.
No man shall be more exacting of me or my conduct than I am of myself.
For days on end, I avoid the Web, never logging in until about two or three, after I’ve written all morning. On a good week, I don’t go online till after Wednesday, so four or five days might lapse without my checking e-mail.
I would rather trust my child to a serpent than to a teacher who does not believe in God.
It’s completely through prayer that I came to believe in God. I just sensed a presence south of my neck.
Poetry brings all possible experience to the same degree: a degree in the consciousness beyond which the consciousness itself cannot go.