It doesn’t seem to me strange that children should like the macabre, the sensational, and the forbidden.
Art indeed is a term referring to the social source and to the social utility of creative acts.
Children know from a remarkably early age that things are being kept from them, that grown-ups participate in a world of mysteries.
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.