At twelve I was determined to shoot only For honor; at twenty not to shoot at all; I know at thirty-three that one must shoot As often as one gets the rare chance – In killing there is more than commentary.
Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
It’s a rare pro-lifer who is against the death penalty, who’s against all war, who favors, you know, all the things people need to flourish and stay healthy in life. They’ve tied themselves to the Republican Party, which doesn’t support any of that.
I was at Harvard with a whole bunch of poets, and that was very rare. They published a lot of books because there was an excitement after the war that translated into poetry.
Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.
Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
Rare is the human being, immature or mature, who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else.