After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
On action alone be thy interest, Never on its fruits. Let not the fruits of action be thy motive, Nor be thy attachment to inaction.
American housewives have not had their brains shot away, nor are they schizophrenic in the clinical sense. But if … the fundamental human drive is not the urge for pleasure or the satisfaction of biological needs, but the need to grow and to realize one’s full potential, their comfortable, empty, purposeless days are indeed cause for a nameless terror.
A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where the emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words.
Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is I don’t know which half.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.