I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood – sex and the dead.
For style and for creating a mood of optimism and hope – Kennedy on that count is as effective as any president the country has had in its history.
The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
The mood in which my book was conceived and executed, was in fact to some extent a passing one.
So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.
There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.
The mood of the 80s – Get what you can, can what you get, and sit on the can.
Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important.
America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?
In this cry of pain the inner consciousness of the people seems to lay itself bare for an instant, and to reveal the mood of beings who feel their isolation in the face of a universe that wars on them with winds and seas.