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Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.
I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.
The death penalty is becoming a way of life in this country.
Remember - you can't beam through a force field. So, don't try it.
If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
There is a vast world of work out there in this country, where at least 111 million people are employed in this country alone - many of whom are bored out of their minds. All day long.
Richard Nelson Bolles
Any healthy man can go without food for two days - but not without poetry.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars.
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.
I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
James A. Baldwin
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Nothing can be more absurd than the practice that prevails in our country of men and women not following the same pursuits with all their strengths and with one mind, for thus, the state instead of being whole is reduced to half.
What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we'll be called a democracy.
Roger Nash Baldwin
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
John F. Kennedy
If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
E. M. Forster
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
A. C. Benson
If I have to lay an egg for my country, I'll do it.
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