If people are prepared to eat locally and seasonally, then they probably do pretty well in terms of environmental impact.
Well of course I get depressed sometimes, yes I do.
Well, I didn’t know how to draw very well back then, in the ’40s and ’50s.
It is crucial to be healthy, for pain wipes out the possibility for pleasure, and severe pain removes the possibility of turning to the world outside the body. So we must establish the idea that it is important to look well, not to look young.
My job as a human being as well as a writer is to feel as thoroughly as possible the experience that I am part of, and then press it a little further.
Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature.
A heart well prepared for adversity in bad times hopes, and in good times fears for a change in fortune.
Pythagoras said that medicine is the most godlike of arts. But if the most godlike, it should tend to the soul as well as the body, or else a living thing must be unhealthy, being diseased in its higher part.
If I were to die thinking that I’d written three poems that people might read after me, I would feel that I hadn’t lived in vain. Great poets might expect the whole body of their work, but most of us – well, I would settle for a handful.
Well, we see an increasingly weaker labor movement as a result of the overall assault on the labor movement and as a result of the globalization of capital.