Unlike ‘real relationships’, ‘virtual relationships’ are easy to enter and to exit. They look smart and clean, feel easy to use, when compared with the heavy, slow-moving, messy real stuff.
I’ve decided to tell my kids things like: ‘I love the way each of you tilted back your heads when you laughed.’ I will give them specific stuff they can grasp.
My experience is that prose usually equals duty – last minute, overdue-deadline stuff or a panic lecture to be written.
I don’t know, I think that if I had any regrets, that would cancel out the great people that I have in my life. All the tough stuff that I’ve gone through that I don’t wish on no one else has brought a beautiful community to me.
When I left home after graduating high school, I left as a migrant agricultural worker with a Modern Library edition of Plato in my duffel bag. It sounds kind of crazy, but I loved it. I loved the stuff. Before I knew there was a subject called philosophy, I loved it.
I don’t know if younger poets read a lot of, you know, the poets – the established poets. There was a lot of pretty boring stuff to sort of put up with and to add to, to make something vital from.
I have a strange habit of walking down streets and staring up, rather than looking at shopfronts and stuff like that.
The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle.
I count life just a stuff to try the soul’s strength on.
The modern stuff, I can take it or leave it. I like its danceability, but the DJs talk a lot of nonsense.