I am in the world feeling my way to light ‘amid the encircling gloom.’
If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world.
We are all born and someday we’ll all die. Most likely to some degree alone. Our aloneness in this world is, maybe not anymore, a thing to mourn.
I’m a poster child for Luddites. It was a challenge for me to open myself up the tech world.
Since World War II, most of the conflicts in the world have been internal conflicts. The weapon of choice in those wars has all too often been landmines – to such a degree that what we find today are tens of millions of landmines contaminating approximately 70 countries around the world.
The Soviet government is the most realistic regime in the world – no ideals.
You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, There’s a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that’s just begun.
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that’s not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity.
The fight against terrorism is an international struggle of the free world against the forces of darkness.