My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
There was a brief moment, after Haiti’s 2010 earthquake, when even Bill Clinton recognized what had been done to Haiti in the name of ‘free trade’: the destruction of local markets and rice production.
The individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race.
A lot of people feel that the realm of poetry and the realm of the lyric is personal feeling and should rise above politics, which, in fact, good poetry has never done.
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
I was critical of the Israeli government, however, for not being prepared for the move. One does not uproot thousands of people without planning in advance what will be done with them. This was a political and human error in which the government functioned poorly.
Form your life humanly, and you have done enough: but you will never reach the height of art and the depth of science without something divine.
The secret of getting things done is to act!