If you get simple beauty and naught else, you get about the best thing God invents.
Politics is the art of the next best.
The best of healers is good cheer.
In our so-called democracy we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.
I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.
Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves.
Legitimate revolution must be led by, made by those who have been most oppressed: black, brown, yellow, red, and white women-with men relating to that the best they can.
I grew up reading 19th-century novels and late Victorian children’s books, so I try for a good story full of coincidence and error, landscape and weather. However, the world was radically changed during my lifetime, and I tell of that battering as best I can.
I think my very best work came out when I was about 60, not when I was 20. I was publishing all the time when I was in my 20s, and some of those poems I still like. And there were a few after 60, and in my 70s, that I like. But they became fewer and fewer.
Perhaps anti-depressants should be best reserved for the very extreme cases and, more importantly, for those who do not respond to alternative forms of interventions.