Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
Intolerance respecting other people’s religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people’s art.
Perhaps it is of more value to infuriate philosophers than to go along with them.
In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
The genuine artist is never ‘true to life.’ He sees what is real, but not as we are normally aware of it. We do not go storming through life like actors in a play. Art is never real life.
Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.