People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold.
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.
These are strange times. Reason, which once combatted faith and seemed to have conquered it, now has to look to faith to save it from dissolution.
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him! But remembering is only a new form of suffering.
Art exists for the human species. I think that all of the people who love art, those who teach art, and all of you should burn with the obligation to save the world.
For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would save the ordinary from oblivion.
We’ve also seen another future we could choose. First of all, we’d have the right to choose. It’s an America in which no one can charge us more than men for the exact same health insurance; in which no one can deny us affordable access to the cancer screenings that could save our lives; in which we decide when to start our families.
There is nothing good or evil save in the will.