To live is to feel oneself lost.
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
I chose poetry. Actually, poetry chose me.
You can’t look for love, or it will run away from you. But, you know, don’t look for it. Don’t look for it. Just go where it is and appreciate it, and, you know, it will find you.
The creative act amazes me. Whether it’s poetry, whether it’s music, it’s an amazing process, and it has something to do with bringing forth the old out into the world to create and to bring forth that which will rejuvenate.
The metaphor is perhaps one of man’s most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.
Biography – a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified.