Ultimately Warhol’s private moral reference was to the supreme kitsch of the Catholic church.
America I’m putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?
My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.
America, I’ve given you all and now I’m nothing.
I think it was when I ran into Kerouac and Burroughs – when I was 17 – that I realized I was talking through an empty skull… I wasn’t thinking my own thoughts or saying my own thoughts.
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!
Fortunately art is a community effort – a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
Poets are Damned… but See with the Eyes of Angels.
The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.
The fact to which we have got to cling, as to a lifebelt, is that it is possible to be a normal decent person and yet be fully alive.
Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.
Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.