No bad man can be a good poet.
At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone.
They don't ask much of you. They only want you to hate the things you love and to love the things you despise.
As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.
Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction's path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together.
As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.
Love is not weakness. It is strong. Only the sacrament of marriage can contain it.
In view of the meaning given to this honor in the community to which I belong, I should abstain from the undeserved prize that has been awarded to me. Do not meet my voluntary refusal with ill will.
What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.