We love the things we love for what they are.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
The best way out is always through.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Home is the place where, / when you have to go there, / They have to take you in.
The rain to the wind said,
“You push and I’ll pelt.”
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged—though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.
Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
A good book has no ending.
The middle of the road is where the white line is—and that’s the worst place to drive.
Unless you are educated in metaphor, you are not safe to be let loose in the world.
You’re always believing ahead of your evidence. What was the evidence I could write a poem? I just believed it. The most creative thing in us is to believe in a thing.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I’m against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
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