Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives.
I keep a guitar around while writing and will improvise music. I do this for several reasons, such as that it’s fun, and sometimes it helps me with the meter.
Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly.
Americans have a penchant for the future and tend to disregard the past.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
There is something good in all seeming failures. You are not to see that now. Time will reveal it. Be patient.
There is more to folklore research than fieldwork. This is why in all of my other upper-division courses I require a term paper involving original research.
Forget like a child any injury done by somebody immediately. Never keep it in the heart. It kindles hatred.
Otherwise I don’t read much adult poetry at all, because I’m not smart enough and mostly I don’t get it.
Moral values, and a culture and a religion, maintaining these values are far better than laws and regulations.