Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture.
If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion.
Whereas with poetry no one has to show anybody really, and you don’t have to tell anyone you’re doing it.
It is true that we are made of dust. And the world is also made of dust. But the dust has motes rising.
One tends to write beyond what’s needed.
I worry that some politicians still think we are living in the 1950s where the man is the main breadwinner and the woman works for pin money. Actually, most families where there are two parents depend on two incomes to get by.
The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.
Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate principles than even the dogmas of science.
We shouldn’t have got married, really. Shouldn’t have got married. Too young. Not ready for it.
But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.