The most important innovators often don’t need any technologies – just imagination and acute sensitivity to people’s needs.
I do not usually revise much, though I often cut, particularly the end or toward the end of a poem.
At PETA, we often say that the issue of how animals are treated isn’t just about them; it’s about us, how we behave.
Christians who have had so much to say with our mouths and so little to show with our lives. I am sorry that so often we have forgotten the Christ of our Christianity.
Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly.
Since my woman’s world is perceived greatly through the emotions and the senses, I treat it that way in my writing – and am often overweighted with heavy descriptive passages and a kaleidoscope of similes.
In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth – often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.
The interesting thing is that you don’t often meet a poet who doesn’t have a sense of humour, and some of them do keep it out of their poems because they’re afraid of being seen as light versifiers.
What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.