Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
God bless the USA, so large, so friendly, and so rich.
No poet or novelist wishes he were the only one who ever lived, but most of them wish they were the only one alive, and quite a number fondly believe their wish has been granted.
Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.
Art is our chief means of breaking bread with the dead.
A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.
Art is born of humiliation.
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.
All that we are not stares back at what we are.
In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one.