If poetry should address itself to the same needs and aspirations, the same hopes and fears, to which the Bible… (read more)
In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love… (read more)
In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
Intolerance respecting other people's religion is toleration itself in comparison with intolerance respecting other people's art.
It can never be satisfied, the mind, never.
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.
How full of trifles everything is! It is only one's thoughts that fill a room with something more than furniture.