The best luck always happens to people who don't need it.
Reality is not a function of the event as event, but of the relationship of that event to past, and future, events.
If you could not accept the past and its burden there was no future, for without one there cannot be the other.
The poem is not a thing we see; it is, rather, a light by which we may see.
The past is always a rebuke to the present.
The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful.
The urge to write poetry is like having an itch. When the itch becomes annoying enough, you scratch it.
Your business as a writer is not to illustrate virtue but to show how a fellow may move toward it or away from it.
You don’t choose a story, it chooses you.
You have to make the good out of the bad because that is all you have got to make it out of.