And if they haven’t got poetry in them, there’s nothing you can do that will produce it.
Many a person who started out to conquer the world in shining army has ended up just getting along. The horse got tired, the army rusty. The goal was removed and unsure.
The best education in the world is that got by struggling to get a living.
You’ve got to be a thermostat rather than a thermometer. A thermostat shapes the climate of opinion; a thermometer just reflects it.
In those days, when you got boxed, that was it. A lot of old people were there because somebody wanted the farm. It was about property. People are treated like property.
Opinions are made to be changed – or how is truth to be got at?
I never wanted to be an actor. I got stuck in it and kind of liked what I was doing.
If we’re going to have better choices for women, we’ve got to have better choices for men.
I started to send my work to journals when I was 26, which was just a question of when I got the courage up. They were mostly journals I had been reading for the previous six or seven years.
We’ve got to work to save our children and do it with full respect for the fact that if we do not, no one else is going to do it.