Beauty is everlasting And dust is for a time.
The enslaver is enslaved, the hater, harmed.
Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
Superior people never make long visits.
The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.
Your thorns are the best part of you.
... imaginary gardens with real toads in them ... ... if you demand on one hand, the raw material of poetry in all its rawness and that which is on the other hand genuine, then you are interested in poetry.
Poetry ... ... a place for the genuine, Hands that can grasp, eyes that can dilate, hair that can rise
Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others.
one must not borrow a long white beard and tie it on and threaten with the scythe of time the casually curious
When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser.
As contagion of sickness makes sickness, contagion of trust can make trust.
It is quite cruel that a poet cannot wander through his regions of enchantment without having a critic, forever, like the old man of the sea, upon his back.
Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage.
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
My father used to say superior people never make long visits.