I’ve never been more famous than I was, suddenly, in 1986.
Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
The ends must justify the means.
Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor.
The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.
Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.
Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America – not on the battlefields of Vietnam.
Money is a poor man’s credit card.
I’ve said what I’m prepared to say in my poems, and then journalists think that you’re going to tell them a whole lot more.