Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.
In my plays I want to look at life - at the commonplace of existence-as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.
The moon is nothing But a circumambulating aphrodisiac Divinely subsidized to provoke the world Into a rising birth-rate
Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing
The best thing we can do is to make wherever we're lost in look as much like home as we can
I know your cause is lost, but in the heart / Of all right causes is a cause that cannot lose.
What after all Is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean
I travel light; as light, / That is, as a man can travel who will / Still carry his body around because / Of its sentimental value.
Always fornicate / Between clean sheets and spit on a well-scrubbed floor.
Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.
I want to look at life - at the commonplaces of existence - as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.
Imagination is the wide-open eye which leads us always to see truth more vividly.
The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to the playing fields of a public school.
The dark is light enough.