Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions… Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.
Our charity begins at home, And mostly ends where it begins.
From the very fountain of enchantment there arises a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
If you’ve lost focus, just sit down and be still. Take the idea and rock it to and fro. Keep some of it and throw some away, and it will renew itself. You need do no more.
The great watershed of modern poetry is French, more than English.
I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry; all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.
It is as deadly for a mind to have a system as to have none. Therefore it will have to decide to combine both.
Writers sometimes give up what is most strange and wonderful about their writing – soften their roughest edges – to accommodate themselves toward a group response.
The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.