When a poet's mind is perfectly equipped for its work, it is constantly amalgamating disparate experiences.
Category: Poetry And Poets
If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.
Footfalls echo in the memory down the passage which we did not take towards the door we never opened into the rose-garden.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.
Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
A tradition without intelligence is not worth having.
It cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labor.
War is not a life: it is a situation, one which may neither be ignored nor accepted.
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
Category: Writers And Writing