A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world,… (read more)
Be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning, not to find yours.
Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of a human being in the twentieth century.
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in.
I hate admitting that my enemies have a point.
I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the… (read more)
If I were asked for a one-sentence sound bite on religion, I would say I was against it.