We read Robert Browning's poetry. Here we needed no guidance from the professor: the poems themselves were enough.
My room for books and study or for sitting and thinking about nothing in particular to see what would happen was at the end of a hall.
A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.
All politicians should have 3 hats - one to throw into the ring, one to talk through, and one to pull rabbits out of if elected.
I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.
Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor.
The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
When I was writing pretty poor poetry, this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on.
Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
I took to wearing a black tie known as the Ascot, with long drooping ends. I had seen pictures of painters, sculptors, poets, wearing this style of tie.
Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
Where was I going? I puzzled and wondered about it til I actually enjoyed the puzzlement and wondering.
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
Calling it off comes easy enough if you haven't told the girl you are smitten with her.
There have been as many varieties of socialists as there are wild birds that fly in the woods and sometimes go up and on through the clouds.
Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny.