For twenty years, not a week went by when I wasn’t on a plane.
For about twenty years, if I managed to write ten or twelve poems in a year; I considered that a pretty successful year, but I wrote ‘The Beforelife’ within a year.
At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.
The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Although lynchings have steadily increased in number and barbarity during the last twenty years, there has been no single effort put forth by the many moral and philanthropic forces of the country to put a stop to this wholesale slaughter.
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life.
I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
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.