An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.
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.
Blessed be God that Thou hast filled the soul of Thy servant with joy and peace in believing.
Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.
I have never sat down and studied the Bible, never consciously echoed its language, and am, in reality, as ignorant of it as most brought-up Christians. All of the Bible that I use in my work is remembered from childhood and is the common property of all who were brought up in English-speaking communities.
The more help a person has in his garden, the less it belongs to him.
From warriors ravens grew red And with their leader a host attacked.
The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth.
The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it.
Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn’t do to upset one’s own vanity.