I’m not precisely saying that a really good board meeting at the MLA (Museums, Libraries and Archives Coucil) makes me want to go and write poetry, but there is a pleasure in doing that sort of thing well.
Go straight for souls, and go for the worst.
War is being declared tomorrow here so perhaps you can understand that I have been working under difficulties, but difficulties negligible compared with what others have to go through.
I just think we’re on this rock orbiting a sun that’s going to go out, and I don’t know that human society is necessarily a wonderful thing for the planet. I think people can be kind to one another and share things, but I don’t know that this particular iteration of civilization is to be preferred to any other.
I feel that God has given me a very special opportunity that I should not let go to waste. I use the gift he has given me.
Gandhi wanted to meet with Churchill, his most bitter foe, when he visited London in 1931- but it didn’t happen. Churchill wanted to go to India personally as prime minister in 1942 to negotiate a final settlement on India with Gandhi and the other nationalist leaders – but the fall of Singapore prevented it from happening.
We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring.
Who quick be to borrow and slow be to pay, their credit is naught, go they ever so gay.
I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
If I could go, I would tell the truth to the North American people. President Reagan personally ordered my visa to be denied.