The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.
Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.
If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and earning money.
There are times when fear is good It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better.
Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them.
Natural beauty is essentially temporary and sad; hence the impression of obscene mockery which artificial flowers give us
But for a few phrases from his letters and an odd line or two of his verse, the poet walks gagged through his own biography.
Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being somebody, to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his over animation. One can either see or be seen.
Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day's progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper.
From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few.
Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
The city overwhelmed our expectations. The Kiplingesque grandeur of Waterloo Station, the Eliotic despondency of the brick row in Chelsea the Dickensian nightmare of fog and sweating pavement and besmirched cornices.
Many men are more faithful to their golf partners than to their wives and have stuck with them longer.
Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.