The literary culture, if you examine it, the high literary culture is that which preserves the government and you know it’s really the talk for those who have.
We hear only those questions for which we are in a position to find answers.
Poems – crystallizations of the universal play of analogy, transparent objects which, as they reproduce the mechanism and the rotary motion of analogy, are waterspouts of new analogies.
I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.
The selfsame procedure which zoology, a branch of the natural sciences, applies to the study of animals, anthropology must apply to the study of man; and by doing so, it enrolls itself as a science in the field of nature.
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom.
I felt the question of the afterlife was the black hole of the personal universe: something for which substantial proof of existence had been offered but which had not yet been explored in the proper way by scientists and philosophers.
To understand the theory which underlies all things is not sufficient. Theory is but the preparation for practice.
Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.