You can’t get there alone. People have to help you, and I do believe in karma. I believe in paybacks. You get people to help you by telling the truth, by being earnest.
I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I’d see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
Educators shouldn’t be afraid of cliches. You know why? Because kids don’t know most of them! They’re a new audience. And they’re inspired by cliches.
I’ve decided to tell my kids things like: ‘I love the way each of you tilted back your heads when you laughed.’ I will give them specific stuff they can grasp.
Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls aren’t there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want things.
A poet’s cultural baggage and erudition can interfere with a poem.
I will take an earnest person over a hip person every day, because hip is short-term, earnest is long-term.
Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.
I am dying soon, and I am choosing to have fun today, tomorrow and every other day I have left.
I think the only advice I can give you on how to live your life well is, first off, remember… it’s not the things we do in life that we regret on our deathbed, it is the things we do not.