The important thing to note is that it is not important whether Malala was shot or not – Malala is not asking for personal favors or support. She is asking for support with girls’ education and women’s rights. So don’t support Malala, support her campaign for girls’ education and women’s rights.
The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart.
The important thing in life is not victory but combat; it is not to have vanquished but to have fought well.
I was always free because I felt free. It’s very important to be free inside. The most important thing is to feel free.
The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Poetry is what I’ve done my whole life. And every important thing in my life had found itself into poems.
God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.
The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.
The most important thing I can tell you about aging is this: If you really feel that you want to have an off-the-shoulder blouse and some big beads and thong sandals and a dirndl skirt and a magnolia in your hair, do it. Even if you’re wrinkled.
Pound’s translation of Chinese poetry was maybe the most important thing I read. Eliot a little bit later.