All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
Generally speaking, life is so rich and full of variety; you have to remember all the time that there is a comical side to everything.
Our only hope is to control the vote.
Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words, and later try hard to make them seem light.
You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.
I’m fighting against the bad poet who is prone to using too many words.
At the very beginning of my creative life I loved humanity. I wanted to do something good for mankind. Soon I understood that it isn’t possible to save mankind.
Unfortunately, poetry is not born in noise, in crowds, or on a bus. There have to be four walls and the certainty that the telephone will not ring. That’s what writing is all about.
I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life’s wisdom.
Life lasts but a few scratches of the claw in the sand.