I do not usually revise much, though I often cut, particularly the end or toward the end of a poem.
I’d be happy to have regular face-to-face meetings at Downing Street with David Cameron to argue the case for alternative economic policies.
The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes, though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim. Both aim at reaching the most real.
It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized.
I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry.
I want a society that provides decent jobs for those who can work and decent security for those can’t.
It seems to me that readers sometimes make the genesis of a poem more mysterious than it is (by that I perhaps mean, think of it as something outside their own experience).
It would be wrong to assume that one must stay with a research programme until it has exhausted all its heuristic power, that one must not introduce a rival programme before everybody agrees that the point of degeneration has probably been reached.
The man forget not, though in rags he lies, and know the mortal through a crown’s disguise.
Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.