The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
To sit for one’s portrait is like being present at one’s own creation.
Choose your companions from the best; Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.
To be outspoken is easy when you do not wait to speak the complete truth.
Fiction came quite a while later. I began with short stories and fiction for children.
With all the other -isms that we deal with, that sort of nameless -ism that we have in too many of our hearts against the poor in this country is what wounds us most broadly.
Of what use were wings to a man fast bound in chains of iron?
When the fabric of the universe becomes unknown, it is the duty of the university to produce weavers.
I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.