Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I’d be a damn’ fool if they weren’t.
It is the merit of a general to impart good news, and to conceal the truth.
For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
To sit for one’s portrait is like being present at one’s own creation.
Choose your companions from the best; Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.
To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.
Fiction came quite a while later. I began with short stories and fiction for children.
Of what use were wings to a man fast bound in chains of iron?