A cabaret song has got to be written – for the middle voice, ideally – because you’ve got to hear the wit of the words. And a cabaret song gives the singer room to act, more even than an opera singer.
Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth; let a people loving freedom come to growth.
An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
I loved to read, but I always thought that the dream was too far away. The person who had written the book was a god, it wasn’t a person.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
We don’t have to think up a title till we get the doggone book written.
What is the poem, after it is written? That is the question. Not where it came from or why.
I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.
We have a lot of long narrative poems written in the 20th century, but they’re not very well known, and they’re not read by very many people.