You can’t fool other people your whole life. Even if you think they will not bother, there is always karma that comes after you.
We write our names in the sand: and then the waves roll in and wash them away.
I was born with something that appealed to an audience at that particular time…I acted instinctively. I’ve had one of the greatest schools of all – a whole row of great, great directors.
To a poet every curve of her was a well place word.
Poetry is composing, you are writing words to move the world like music.
Poets are fools until they are kings.
One day I’ll paint the perfect sunset – if I can only find the words.
Chase your stars fool, life is short.
No one writes anything worth writing, unless he writes entirely for the sake of his subject.
A man who has not enough originality to think out a new title for his book will be much less capable of giving it new content.
No doubt, when modesty was made a virtue, it was a very advantageous thing for the fools; for everybody is expected to speak of himself as if he were one.
He who writes carelessly confesses thereby at the very outset that he does not attach much importance to his own thoughts.
Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle.
The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.
I must think of something foolproof for a fool.
Anne’s work reaches a broad audience. She had a one-woman show in the Red Light District of San Francisco at the Shooting Gallery next to a park where they actually do shoot up. You can’t predict where her art will go, just that it will.
I have not the slightest pretension to call my verses poetry; I write now and then for no other purpose than to relieve depression or to improve my English.
A recluse without books and ink is already in life a dead man.
For me writing biographies is impossible, unless they are brief and concise, and these are, I feel, the most eloquent.
The savants will write excellent volumes. There will be laureates. But wars will continue just the same until the forces of the circumstances render them impossible.