Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
Existentialism means that no one else can take a bath for you
Even paranoids have real enemies.
Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again.
All poets' wives have rotten lives Their husbands look at them like knives.
I should like you to consider this letter as a resignation; I want to resign as one of your most studious and faithful admirers.
That inescapable animal walks with me, Has followed me since the black womb held, Moves where I move, distorting my gesture, A caricature, a swollen shadow, A stupid clown of the spirit's motive, Perplexes and affronts with his own darkness, The secret life of belly and bone.
I am my father's father, You are your children's guilt. In history's pity and terror The child is Aeneas again; Troy is in the nursery, The rocking horse is on fire. Child labor! The child must carry His fathers on his back.
Whence, if ever, shall come the actuality Of a voice speaking the mind's knowing, The sunlight bright on the green windowshade, And the self articulate, affectionate, and flowing, Ease, warmth, light, the utter showing, When in the white bed all things are made.