Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten.
It is best to live however one can be.
We live in a world of communication – everyone gets information about everyone else. There is universal comparison and you don’t just compare yourself with the people next door, you compare yourself to people all over the world and with what is being presented as the decent, proper and dignified life. It’s the crime of humiliation.
The sacred duty of being an individual is to gradually learn how to live so as to awaken the eternal within you.
You just go where poetry is, whether it’s in your heart or your mind or in books or in places where there’s live poetry or recordings.
I lived to write, and wrote to live.
Being by the nature of my upbringing, all my energies having been directed to one channel of activity, crippled from other activities and made helpless even to live.
The king must die so that the country can live.
At the core of life is a hard purposefulness, a determination to live.
All South Sudanese deserve consistent and unimpeded humanitarian assistance, regardless of if they live in areas held by rebel or government forces.