Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.
Category: Losers And Losing
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar.
Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.
Category: Nationalities And Nationalism
Good fences make good neighbors.
Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they can talk sense.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father s. He's more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
Category: Parents And Parenting
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
Poetry is what is lost in translation.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.