Space ails us moderns: we are sick with space.
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.
Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.
Hell is a half-filled auditorium.
I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down.
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
Nobody was ever meant, To remember or invent, What he did with every cent.
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.
Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
I go to school the youth to learn the future.
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.
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.