You see the names of places roundabout? They’re mine now, and I’ve turned them inside out.
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
I could become very rich in Guatemala but by the low method of ratifying my title, opening a clinic, and specialising in allergies. To do that would be the most horrible betrayal of the two ‘I’s’ struggling inside me: the socialist and the traveller.
A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there.
You know there is a person inside every baby, right? And anybody who has ever met a baby knows there is already a person in there.
You can’t do progressive government from the inside. You have to rally those outsiders and make them a force.
A Leprecaun without a pot of gold is like a rose without perfume, a bird without a wing, or an inside without an outside.
Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
Since the summer days of my Canadian childhood, I have loved to canoe across the dark mirror of northern lakes, paddling with an inside flick of the blade, leaving a trail of twisting whirlpools in my wake.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.